Daily Word Of God
John, summoning two of his disciples, sent them to the Lord to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or are we to expect someone else?’ When the men reached Jesus they said, ‘John the Baptist has sent us to you to ask, “Are you the one who is to come or are we to expect someone else?” ’
At that very time he cured many people of diseases and afflictions and of evil spirits, and gave the gift of sight to many who were blind. Then he gave the messengers their answer, ‘Go back and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind see again, the lame walk, those suffering from virulent skin-diseases are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, the good news is proclaimed to the poor; and blessed is anyone who does not find me a cause of falling.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Like John’s disciples, sometimes we ask if God is present in our lives or if He cares about what is happening around us.
- In reply, Jesus told John’s disciples to go back to tell John about what God had done for His people; restoring their physical well-being and proclaiming the Good News to the poor.
- In what ways do we, as baptized Christians, bring the Good News to our family, our friends and our colleagues? How are we drawing people closer to God, especially during this Advent season?