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Thought for the Day – 29 August – The Beheading of St John the Baptist

Thought for the Day – 29 August – The Beheading of St John the Baptist

“Dear brothers and sisters, celebrating the martyrdom of St John the Baptist reminds us too, Christians of this time, that with love for Christ, for His words and for the Truth, we cannot stoop to compromises.   The Truth is Truth; there are no compromises.   Christian life demands, so to speak, the “martyrdom” of daily fidelity to the Gospel, the courage, that is, to let Christ grow within us and let Him be the One who guides our thought and our actions.    However, this can happen in our life only if we have a solid relationship with God.   Prayer is not time wasted, it does not take away time from our activities, even apostolic activities but exactly the opposite is true:   only if we are able to have a faithful, constant and trusting life of prayer will God Himself give us the ability and strength to live happily and serenely, to surmount difficulties and to witness courageously to Him.   St John the Baptist, intercede for us, that we may be ever able to preserve the primacy of God in our life. ”   (Pope Benedict – Castel Gandolfo, Wednesday, 29 August 2012)st john the baptist pray for us 2

“The vengeance of God fell heavily upon Herod Antipas.   Josephus relates how he was overcome by the Arabian Aretas, whose daughter he had repudiated in order to follow his wicked passions;  and the Jews attributed the defeat to the murder of Saint John. Herod was deposed by Rome from his tetrarchate and banished to Lyons in Gaul, where the ambitious Herodias shared his disgrace.   As to her dancing daughter Salome, there is a tradition gathered from ancient authors, that, having gone out one winter day to dance upon a frozen river, she fell through into the water;  the ice, immediately closing round her neck, cut off her head, which bounded upon the surface, thus continuing for some moments the dance of death.” ………..Abbot Gueranger

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