June 24, 2009
Lord’s hand was with him.
We have come to Saint John and ask him like soldiers, like tax collectors: What shall we do now?
When the soldiers asked him, the listeners certainly expected the answer: “Drop this criminal profession and get some other job.” When the tax collectors asked, the bystanders expected John to say: “Drop that cursed profession and start doing something else.”
Should we ask Saint John the Baptist: What shall we do now?; we would hear the same answer, which he gave them: Honestly fulfill the duties of your profession, your call, and your service for the society.