Humbly submit your will to God (Thy Will be done) and consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary.

When John the Baptist heard in prison of the works of the Christ, 
he sent his disciples to Jesus with this question, 
“Are you the one who is to come,
or should we look for another?”
Jesus said to them in reply, 
“Go and tell John what you hear and see: 
the blind regain their sight, 
the lame walk,
lepers are cleansed, 
the deaf hear,
the dead are raised,
and the poor have the good news proclaimed to them.
And blessed is the one who takes no offense at me.”

As they were going off,
Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John, 
“What did you go out to the desert to see?
A reed swayed by the wind?
Then what did you go out to see?
Someone dressed in fine clothing?
Those who wear fine clothing are in royal palaces.
Then why did you go out? To see a prophet?
Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
This is the one about whom it is written:
Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you;
he will prepare your way before you.

Amen, I say to you,
among those born of women 
there has been none greater than John the Baptist; 
yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.”  MT 11:2-11

Today, John the Baptist shows that he too is not sure if Jesus is the Messiah.  The Jews have been waiting a long time for the Messiah.  The last prophet was Malachi, but John is the last great prophet.  He is the one God chose to usher Christ, the Messiah into the world!  John believed Jesus would come with fire and brimstone preaching the kingdom.  Jesus came fulfilling Isiah’s prophecy of a compassionate Messiah doing good deeds for the least of God’s people who the world has shut out.  Jesus also comes eating with tax collectors and sinners who the religious had shut out.  Jesus came to have compassion on all, “His heart was moved with pity for they were like sheep without a shepherd.”  

Finally, many Jews believed the Messiah would be an earthly king.  Jesus preached a spiritual Kingdom, one that will last forever and not be ground under the wheels of time.  Jesus is Christ the King of the Universe, a King that humbled Himself to make the ultimate sacrifice on the Cross for all sinners and all sins conquering sin and death so that we may have the opportunity to enter heaven.  This place is such a privileged place that even, “the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than John the Baptist.”  

How do we enter?  We believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead making everything He said True. We are baptized in the water and the Spirit as Jesus proclaimed which could only happen through the great gift of the Cross. By God’s grace, we have obtained this great gift.  We try to live our baptism each day by growing in holiness being purified by God’s grace in the sacraments, suffering in our daily crosses, doing good deeds especially for the least among us, fight Satan and love in each thing we do.  We must recognize this great gift and adore God which brings us to our knees in humility and praying.  As we allow God to transform us through His grace, we grow in holiness, hoping that we can one day be one of the privileged to be with God forever in heaven, our heart’s greatest desire for all eternity.

Today’s challenge: Sit in silence and recognize what God has done for us.  Be humble, serve, hope, and pray.  Live with joy that we have everything we need to be one of the privileged as a child of God and brother and sister of Jesus Christ.

Be a servant, become a saint!
​#Christian YOLO