Sunday, June 24, 2012
Nativity of John the Baptist
John grew up to be fearless in the cause of truth and justice. He also was humble and willing to point out Jesus to his disciples. He said, "Behold, the Lamb of God" and Jesus found his first disciples following Him.
I suspect that Jesus looked forward to meeting John as the Jordan and wanted to be baptized with all the others by John. This is the moment that Jesus is confirmed in His mission by the Father and the Spirit and hears the Father say that He is his beloved Son in whom He is well pleased, and that we should all listen to Him.