Saturday, June 23, 2007

Birth of John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist's proclamation of the Kingdom of God and Christ's coming is amazing! He immediately prepared the world for Christ, and he was then given the great chance to baptize Christ (see the right).

This great gift to the world of John is a testament that God wanted to prepare the world for the coming of Christ, just as He had prepared the body of Mary through her Immaculate Conception. This is such a great gift to the world that it too shared the great grace of the coming of Christ. In a sense, the people of God got to prepare for the coming of Christ.

We too should prepare for the coming of Christ into our own lives when we receive Holy Communion. Let's follow the example of John and prepare ourselves and the world for Christ's great of Himself.

- Pat

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

I think you dropped a word at the end, meaning "great gift of himself."

I realize my last few comments make it sound like I'm copyediting your blogging. I don't do it on purpose or to sound mean or anything, I swear! It's an English teacher reflex--I can't turn it off!

Who we are?

Every summer we, the Missionaries of the Eucharist, are walking from Lewiston, Maine to Washington, DC to proclaim the beauty of the Catholic faith to everyone we meet, specifically through the Theology of the Body.

Conversion begins in our own hearts,which is why prayer is so important to our ministry. For this reason, everyday of our ten week walk begins with daily Mass. By receiving Christ in the Eucharist, we are given the grace to be the Love of Christ not only to those in our community but also to those we meet in the streets.

We walk throughout the day to be a witness of love. We are grounded in prayer-we pray with our lips, our hearts, and our bodies. In walking an average of twenty-five miles per day, we offer our fatigue as a gift of love to Christ and the people we meet. Our walking is both sacrifice and prayer.