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Today’s Gospel
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Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent

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Gospel text (Lk 7:18b-23): The disciples of John told him about all these things. John summoned two of his disciples and sent them to the Lord to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” The disciples of John told him about all these things. John summoned two of his disciples and sent them to the Lord to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” When the men came to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?’”

At that time he cured many of their diseases, sufferings, and evil spirits; he also granted sight to many who were blind. And he said to them in reply, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the good news proclaimed to them. And blessed is the one who takes no offense at me.”

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today we are surprised by John’s question. For he actually knows that Jesus is the Messiah: he had baptized Him and had indicated him as the Savior. But now the Baptist wants his followers to go to Jesus Christ. It is as if he says:-I am only the precursor; He is the Savior. Go to Him and ask Him directly, stay with Him...

--Your parents, your catechist... speak with you about Jesus. But you yourself have to go to Him and remain with Him.