Posts tagged John the Baptist

Rejoice! The Lord is near

Our joy resides in the gift of the eternal promise of a new heaven and earth without tears, sorrow or sadness, and that shall never pass away.

Let us each our hearts prepare

The call then is to make straight his paths, through what is often the barren wilderness of our hearts. It is a call to prepare with thanksgiving, works of charity, generosity and love and a willing heart to come before our Lord acknowledging our sins in an act of penitence.

Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world: Fr Neil’s homily.

John the Baptist sees that which others do not. He sees beyond the mere outward appearance of a man, his cousin. His eyes are opened to see the Ancient of Days, the Messiah, and in this person, the promised means of our salvation. He sees the Lamb of God. His response is to command us […]

Behold the Lamb!

This week, the readings for Sunday returns to Isaiah’s Servant passages and to John the Baptist. The readings from this time of year focus on the revealing of who Jesus is. This week we hear John proclaim that Jesus is the Lamb of God. Here is a summary of Fr Neil’s Sermon on these themes. […]

Baptism, the gateway to vocation.

Last Sunday was the celebration of the Baptism of Our Lord. Many of us wore something white to remember our own baptisms, the start of our Christian life and vocation. In his homily Fr Neil began by noticing that in the reading from Isaiah, the prophet talks about the task that God’s servant is given. […]