The Testimony Of John The Baptist (4)

Extract

John the Baptist said of Jesus’ baptism, “I saw the Spirit descending like a dove from heaven, and it remained on him”. (John 1:32)

Thought

While John loudly preached a message of repentance, he also told the people that only Jesus could forgive them their sins!

Reflection

Lord Jesus, I repent for ever having offended you, forgive me my sins and help me to remain faithful to your teachings for my remaining days.

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A Prayer
 – My Life (Therese of Lisieux)

My life is but an instant, a passing hour.
My life is but a day that escapes and flies away.
O My God, you know that to love you on earth
– I only have today.

Lord, what does it matter if the future is gloomy?
To pray for tomorrow, O no, I cannot!
Keep my heart pure, cover me with your shadow
– Just for today.

O Divine Pilot, whose hand guides me.
I’m soon to see you on the eternal shore.
Guide my little boat over the stormy waves in peace
– Just for today.