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Who is the boss?

Thứ sáu - 05/01/2018 19:22
Alexander was called the Great, but God has made us great through the blood of his Son!

WHO IS THE BOSS?
 
Alexander was called the Great, but God has made us great through the blood of his Son!
 
We are to be a people who are seeking. As disciples we are called to be a people on a journey, to be a learned people who come to know Christ as our King throughout our life journey! In today’s message these words speak loud and clear. We hear the words to testify/and to proclaim. “One mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals. I baptized with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” Who is the boss?
 
Throughout history there have been men who have wanted to conquer the world: Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and Adolph Hitler, to name only a few. They were consumed with a lust for power and they thought their goal could be achieved by bloodshed. Adolph Hitler and his regime were responsible for more deaths than anyone can count and more atrocities than anyone can comprehend.
 
Ironically St. John in today’s reading tells us that one who is truly the conqueror of the world is the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. Of course he is speaking of a different kind of conquest, one which overcomes sin, evil, and everlasting death. We can become conquerors through faith in Jesus Christ because he has won the great victory for us. This would be a strange kind of victory in the twisted mind of someone like Hitler. Strangest of all, the victory has come about through bloodshed, not the blood of innocent millions but the blood of one truly innocent person, Jesus Christ.
 
Points to Pray and Ponder: Ambition is a drive which can become so strong that it blinds a person to true values. Faith in Jesus should be like a light which illumines reality so that we can see the truth. In the responsorial psalm today, we get answers: Faith into action / Christ our King - We Praise the Lord, Jerusalem. Alexander was called the Great, but God has made us great through the blood of his Son!
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Từ khóa: Mc 1:7-11, Lc 3:23-38, gs2,

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