Reflecting on the role of John the Baptist in the Advent drama

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace It is a wonder that the liturgical season of Advent has never been made into a theater production. When one thinks of these four weeks and what they convey, there are all the makings of wonderful drama. The story of a promise fulfilled after an extremely … Continue reading Reflecting on the role of John the Baptist in the Advent drama

Like John imprisoned, we ask, “Where is the light which this Child supposedly brought?”

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace We who have the advantage of historical hindsight now know how the ancient story of God’s enfleshment turned out. So, for a moment, let us fast forward 30 years after that dark night in a stable near Bethlehem. Let us remember another Advent personality, John the … Continue reading Like John imprisoned, we ask, “Where is the light which this Child supposedly brought?”