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Liturgical day: Thursday 2nd of Advent

Gospel text (Mt 11,11-15): «No one greater than John the Baptist has come forward among the sons of women». Jesus said to the crowds, «No one greater than John the Baptist has come forward among the sons of women, and yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven is something to be conquered and the unyielding seize it. Up to the time of John, there was only prophesy: all the prophets and the Law; and if you believe me, John is this Elijah, whose coming was predicted. Let anyone with ears listen!».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today St. John the Baptist, the Precursor of the Messiah, comes back; he who has come to prepare the way of the Lord. He will also come with us during these days of preparation for Christmas. John is a strong man, one who knows the cost of things and is aware of how fighting is peremptory to improve and become a saint.

-Jesus exclaims: «the Kingdom of Heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it». What kind of effort are you going to do receive Jesus?