Posts Tagged "Behold"

Behold

Behold.  Just a word, a suggestion, a nudge.   That’s what John the Baptist gave Andrew and his friend.   But it was all they needed to take the step to look for Jesus.   John didn’t discuss Jesus’ teachings.   He didn’t examine messianic prophecy.   He just said  Behold!   There he is.   Go take a look;  check it out.   Then, when Andrew approached him, Jesus was similarly concise.   He simply invited him to “Come and see” (John 1:39).   It...

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Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word

Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.  Mary and St. Juan Diego probably never imagined that God would give them a major role to play in his plan of salvation.   Neither of them had any special training or standing in society.   But look what a difference they made. They changed history! Mary was a young girl from a poor family living in the backwater town of Nazareth.   On the day the angel Gabriel...

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Behold, the bridegroom

Behold, the bridegroom! This parable of the ten bridesmaids might seem gloomy to us, even frightening, with its locked door and grim “I do not know you”.   We might shy away from it for fear we might be found among the foolish.   But even if his strong language makes you nervous, remember that Jesus wants us to be ready to greet him when he returns.   So let’s turn to Jesus, our bridegroom, and pray: “Lord, you know how hard it can be for me to...

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Behold, I am sending you

Behold, I am sending you. Do you feel just a little intimidated by Jesus’ words, that he is sending you to evangelize?   Maybe you doubt that you’re holy enough.   Or skilled enough.  Or winsome enough.   If so, try to look at “being sent” from a different angle. Think about sending a letter in the mail.   When you mail a letter to a friend, you try to make it look presentable.   You pick nice paper, a clean envelope, and use your best...

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