HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 3RD WEEK OF ADVENT. (1)







HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 3RD WEEK OF ADVENT.

THEME: TESTIMONY.

BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa

 

A testimony is a public acknowledgment, confirmation, or declaration. The life of John the Baptist was an open testimony to the truth. He bore witness to the truth and truthfully testified he was not the Word but just the voice (John 1:23).

Knowing his identity and mission, he describes Jesus as one “Who is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to untie” (Luke 3:16). Jesus gives the greatest tribute to John the Baptist for his truthfulness, humility, and exemplary life.https://www.catholicforlife.com/homily-for-friday-of-the-3rd-week-of-advent-1-2/

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He says John was burning and shining lamp (John 5:35). John was on fire with zeal to proclaim the truth and call for repentance.

His life was a shining example because he lived what he preached. He was like Elijah whose word shone like a torch (Sir. 48:1).

While John gave a portrait of who Jesus is and Jesus gives us a deeper testimony about who God is. This explains why Jesus said, “But the testimony which I have is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father has granted me to accomplish, these very works which I am doing, bear me witness that the Father has sent me” (John 5:36).

The testimony of Jesus is greater because he is the truth, he is the way, he is the life and light. His works are his testimony. Can we learn from John the Baptist to be true witnesses of Christ through our words and works?

JOHN 5:33-36;

 

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