Third Week of Advent: Sunday, 11th December 2022

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 11:2-6, 7a, 10-11

John in his prison had heard what Christ was doing and he sent his disciples to ask him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or are we to expect someone else?’ Jesus answered, ‘Go back and tell John what you hear and see; the blind see again, and the lame walk, those suffering from virulent skin-diseases are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life and the good news is proclaimed to the poor; and blessed is anyone who does not find me a cause of falling.’

Jesus began to talk to the people about John, ‘He is the one of whom scripture says: Look, I am going to send my messenger in front of you to prepare your way before you. In truth I tell you, of all the children born to women, there has never been anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Elijah and John the Baptist shared the same role as the great Prophets; one in ancient times and the other in modern times. They both proclaimed the coming of the Son of God on earth, to save all of humankind.


  • The Kingdom of God is already among us, but we are often distracted and blinded by the attractions of the world that we do not recognize the presence of Jesus’ Spirit in our daily living.


  • How is Jesus challenging us to be more in tune with His presence in our daily living? Do we need to change our attitudes, behaviour and lifestyle?