Saint John the Baptist

John-The-Baptist-PaintingJohn the Baptist had a specific role ordained by God as forerunner or precursor of Jesus, the Messiah. In Luke 1:17 the role of John is referred to as being “to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” In Luke 1:76 as “…thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways” and in Luke 1:77 as being “To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins.”

We celebrate his life and mission on June 24.

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