Gospel Reflection for December 16, 2012, 3rd Sunday of Advent

10 Dec

Crowds gathered to hear John the Baptist’s message of repentance.

John told them, “Let people with two coats give to people who have none.  People who have lots of food should do the same.” 

Luke 3.11

In Sunday’s gospel John the Baptist insists his hearers must focus and change their daily lives before they receive his baptism.  When the crowd asks John what they are to do, John tells them to share their belonging and food with those without clothes and food.  He tells the tax collectors to collect only the money taxes require.  He tells the soldiers not to bully people or accuse them falsely.  John calls them to do justice in their everyday  life and work.

What is a way you have marked a turning toward God in your life?

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