John the Baptist: Showing the Way | One-Minute Homily

by | Jan 19, 2020 | One-Minute Homily, Videos

John the Baptist pointed out Jesus to those around him. Jeff Ryan Miraflor, SJ, reminds us that we’re called to do the same in this week’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, January 19, 2020, which you can find here:

That’s Him! It’s the Christ!

Hi, I’m Jeff Ryan Miraflor and this is my One-Minute Reflection.

We find out today that John had no idea who the Messiah would be! He knew he had to prepare the way for the Lord, but didn’t know how long before the Lord would come or what he’d look like.

John just waited for God’s sign: a Spirit coming down upon the Messiah and remaining, that’s Him! And from that moment on, John pointed Christ out to everyone.

That’s exactly what we’re called to do. To be aware of God’s signs in our daily lives. Once we see them, point them out to others.

That’s probably what Ignatius was thinking when he ordered his Jesuits to “Find God in All Things.” Whether it’s in a gorgeous sky, a colorful plant, a chirping bird, or in another person. God is present there! That goes for things we aren’t attracted to too. God is present: in a cloudy gray sky, a leafless tree, a scary dog, a mean person…

We have to be ready to find God in our everyday lives, there are more signs out there than we think! We just have to look.


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