A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Tuesday 2 January

St Basil and St Gregory Nazianzen
1 John 2:22-28; Psalm 98; John 1:19-28
Introducing Jesus
The Gospel readings at this time of the year continue to introduce us to Jesus. John the Baptist announces Jesus. Nevertheless, some people were confused about John. Is he the Christ? Is he Elijah? Is he the prophet promised by Moses? John clarifies the matter. He is none of those. However, he proclaims that the Christ is among them and he, John, is not fit to unfasten Jesus’ sandal straps. Am I ready to allow Jesus to become more and more while I grow less and less?

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