St. John’s Nativity

St. John’s Nativity

By Joy Rodriguez

On June 23, we celebrate the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist.

John's birth signifies God's direct intervention in human history. It fulfills the prophecy of Malachi about the messenger who would prepare the way for the Lord, marking John as a pivotal figure in the salvation narrative. His life and ministry emphasised humility and the recognition of Jesus’ superiority. His famous declaration, "He must increase, but I must decrease," encapsulates the essence of his mission. John’s birth and life were entirely oriented towards pointing others to Christ.

The birth of John the Baptist continues to hold profound meaning for Christians today. It serves as a reminder of God’s faithfulness to His people. Do we still see a faithful God in our midst? How does God make his faithfulness present in our lives despite many difficulties?

Let us offer prayers to Saint John to make us modern-day prophets. St. John, pray for us!

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