The Feast of St. John the Baptist

baptistSeeing Jesus John exclaimed, “Behold the lamb of God!”

John at first refused to baptize Him.

But Jesus told him, “Let it be so now, for by us must all righteousness be fulfilled.”

And John then baptized Him.

When Jesus came out of the water, the voice of the Lord was heard as the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in the form of a dove.

The voice of God said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.


 

Everyone’s existence is tied to that of others:

Life is not time merely passing by, life is about interactions.  (Pope Francis)


 

treeI think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
(Joyce Kilmer)