Today we celebrate the birth of St John the Baptist; a voice who cried out in the wilderness and pointed us to One who is the Way, the Truth and the Light. He proclaimed the coming of one who would not only bring light but would claim that he was the Light of the World. Journey of the Universe. "Evolution of the Word. Daily reflections for prayer, growth in the spiritual life, and good prayer sources. The Nativity of St. John the Baptist Isaiah 49:1-6 + Acts 13:22-26 + Luke 1:57-66,80 June 24, 2020 For surely the hand of the Lord was with him. His role was to point to Jesus, to lead people to Jesus and to prepare people for Jesus. Pennington, Basil M., OCSO. Consoling the Heart of Jesus: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat Inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. ( Log Out /  HOMILY/REFLECTION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST . On this day of early summer may we reclaim our calling as Masons to live in the light we have received. Pope Francis. Crossroad, 2013.. Pope Francis. Francis." Schneiders, Sandra. Edited by Kim Nataraja. ( Log Out /  Horan, Daniel P, O.F.M. To do what is right – to follow the path that God has set before you – as an institution or an individual is to follow in the Baptist’s footsteps. Bloomsbury, 2013. The connection between Freemasonry and the Saints John - Baptist and Evangelist - wove itself into the very DNA of Freemasonry. Feast of St. John the Baptist Reflections On the Feast of St. John the Baptist 299 years ago (June 24, 1717) four London lodges formed the Premier Grand Lodge of England. Delio, Ilia. 6 min read. "Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism. Orbis Books, 2012. Harper One, 1st Edition, 2014. Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis. Beckett, Sister Wendy. One set is… The Nativity of St. John the Baptist is so important a feast that there are two full sets of Scripture readings for Holy Mass. In my curiosity, as a child, I wondered how Pony could identify her name … On the Feast of St. John the Baptist 299 years ago (June 24, 1717) four London lodges formed the Premier Grand Lodge of England. John the Baptist’s feast occurs close to the longest day of the year – where light holds sway longest over the dark. Martin, James. Jesus: A Pilgrimage. Golden Sufi Center, 2012. John the Baptist announce the coming of the Savior, Jesus. Like John’s career  it may not lead to popularity. Solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist. "Spiritual Letters." The Nativity of St. John the Baptist Isaiah 49:1-6 + Acts 13:22-26 + Luke 1:57-66,80 June 24, 2020 For surely the hand of the Lord was with him. Pagola, Jose. Delio, Ilia, O.S.F. It may cost us much. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. June 24, 2020. First Reading: Isaiah 49:1-6 Responsorial Psalm: Ps. Skylight Publishing, 2008. Obviously John’s preaching to Herod was not successful; Herod and Herodias remained together. As one gospel tells us, John gave his life ‘to testify to the light.’ He was not worthy to touch the sandals of Jesus. Jesus Risen In Our Midst: Essays on the Resurrection of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel Liturgical Press, 2013. Pope Francis. REFLECTION FOR THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST Rev. We always refer to Jesus’ suffering and death as his passion. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Franciscan Media, 2012. Convivium, 2010. The Nativity of St. John the Baptist is so important a feast that there are two full sets of Scripture readings for Holy Mass. Homily The Feast of the Passion of St. John the Baptist. One feature is a list of spiritual books. And to remember, too, that the light is not just for us but for all who live in our world. ( Log Out /  Fearing "Attack" On "Fundamental Values," The Bishops Warn Biden's White House, Blogging on Spiritual Formation on the Run, Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist, Tomorrow is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world. Young, Sarah. Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus. Journey to the Heart: Christian Contemplation Through the Centuries. John was only the messenger; he himself was not the Messiah. Is 49:1-6; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80. Herder& Herder, 2013. Orbis, 2014. John the Baptist occupies a very expedient position in the history of salvation being the forerunner of our Lord Jesus Christ. One of the refreshing things in this season of Freemasonry's… Homily starter anecdote: Be the finger of John the Baptist: Karl Barth, the great 20 th century Calvinist theologian, would wake up early in the morning, read the newspaper, and stare at a painting by Grunewald called Crucifixion.Jesus is hanging from the cross, apparently dead, while Mary and others morn. Borg, Marcus J. These are personal reflections not representative of any group. But to remain faithful to the promises we have made? The sun and it symbolism and the central motif of light in our ritual and philosophy align with observing these two days. Harper One, 2012. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. St. John the Baptist brought light to the world in his message and ministry.

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