Date: December 17, 2017
Liturgical Day: The Third Sunday of Advent; Year B
in the wilderness
make straight the way of the Lord
the witness of John
John was sent to prepare people for Christ. Matthew, Mark and Luke emphasize his ministry of baptism in the Jordan River. The Fourth Gospel emphasizes his role as a witness in the wilderness. To what wilderness settings does Jesus come today?
Some discussion Questions:
1. What is the central purpose of John the Baptizer’s ministry, according to this Gospel?
2. What are the marks of a faithful life that the Apostle Paul describes in this passage?
3. What promise does Isaiah make on behalf of God to those who were returning from exile to Jerusalem?
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