(Gospel) John and Jesus, what a pair!
John spent his entire life preparing for one moment – today’s moment – with fasting, prayer, and a rough desert life. But when the moment does come, he shines: “Behold the Lamb of God!” A phrase which reechoes in every Mass that is celebrated around the globe.
I grew up on a farm. Sheep are stupid enough as it is. Now imagine taking a little lamb and sending her out in the midst of a flock of ravenous wolves.
“Go, go! Nice little lamb! You tell ‘em about about your good master. They might listen to you.” Luke 10:3 “I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.”
John got beheaded! Jesus was crucified after being being beaten to bloody shreds. Lambs – among wolves.
When you see that host being raised during Mass, think LAMB AMONG WOLVES.
And that’s also you and me – because that is our role as Christians; to be sent out and devoured … for love of the Lamb who gave his life for us.
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