Sunday, June 25, 2006

St. John the Baptist

I'm writing this in the last hour of the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Today would be the memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, but the solemnity bumped it. John the Baptist was a pretty sweet saint and the homily at Mass where I was this morning focused on his spirituality and the priest gave us a fun acronym.


L - Love Our Lady...John Recognized Jesus in her womb.
E - Eucharist; receive it often. John pointed to Jesus as the Lamb of God.
S - Self; deny it
S - Sacred Scripture and the writings of the saints; read them

M - Meditate on the word of God in solitude like John in the desert.
E - Examine your conscience often

In all things let us strive to be humble that we may decrease and He may increase.

All-in-all it was a good day. Tomorrow we're back to the green vestments though. Good 'ol Ordinary Time. If I have energy I'll post on the readings, but we'll see (anyone else can feel free to as well).


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