Tag Archives: John the Baptist

Try Being Less Spiritual and More Decent

“What then should we do?” That was the cry of the crowds who were touched by John the Baptist’s message in the region of the Jordan, that God’s ax was laid at the root of the trees, and those that … Continue reading

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Pentecost 8: What Does Greatness Look Like?

What constitutes greatness? In this week’s gospel we see a study in contrasts that helps us understand. In Mark 10 Jesus teaches the disciples and the church in simple terms. Two millennia later we still have a long way to … Continue reading

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We Need a Good Winnowing

Reflections on Texts for the Third Sunday in Advent, Year C In this Sunday’s Gospel (Luke 3:7-18), John the Baptizer tells us that the Coming One will winnow people, giving us an ultimate baptism of wind and fire. It is … Continue reading

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