Smoothing the way to Jesus

by José Antonio Pagola (English translation by Rebel Girl), December 14, 2014, Iglesia Descalza blogspot

“There is one among you whom you do not recognize.” John the Baptist utters these words referring to Jesus who is already moving among those who are approaching the Jordan to be baptized, although he still hasn’t manifested himself. His whole concern is precisely to “smooth the way” so that those people might believe in him. That’s how the first Christian generations presented the figure of John the Baptist.

But John the Baptist’s words are written in such a way that, read by those of us who call ourselves Christian today, they raise disturbing questions in us. Jesus is among us but do we really know him? Do we agree with him? Do we follow him closely? (To continue reading, click here.)

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