Thursday, December 17, 2015

Advent 3 - John the Baptist pointing the way

On Sunday we listened to another reading about John the Baptist who tells the people how they should prepare for the Lord.  John gives some simple advice about sharing what we have ... as we approach Christmas and the coming of Jesus we are encouraged to think of those in need. 

This short video of Domenico Ghirlandaio, “Preaching of St. John the Baptist,” 1490 explains the signs and symbols of this painting. Over the next few days we move into celebrating the O Antiphons - each day having their own message of the one who is coming.