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15 December 2011
Homily for Advent 3
So John the Baptist, the Forerunner of the Messiah, questions Jesus as to whether He is the "Coming One" (the promised Savior). Why does John even ask? Does he not know? Was he having doubts? Was he questioning because of his lot of suffering in prison? Or did he simply want to send his disciples to follow the Christ? Or maybe he was still serving as forerunner even into death itself?
Sunday's homily, "Who Are You? Part I", comes at these questions from the primary question in the Advent 3 Gospel reading of Matthew 11:2-11. Who is Jesus? Who is John? And, equally important, who are you in light of this little exchange between Jesus and John?