What an interesting reaction to Saint John the Baptist in today’s gospel. There are groups of people who are asking him what conversion means. The answers Saint John the Baptist gives are quite demanding. And yet, rather than getting angry or frustrated, the people recognize that indeed what they are being told to do should in fact be what they do. That if they do these things, rather than being sad, they will receive great joy. Today is Gaudete Sunday, the day where the focus is on rejoicing. What is God asking of you this Advent?
Homily recorded at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, University City, Missouri on December 22, 2018.