TO MELT HEARTS

He came as a witness ... to speak for the Light so that everyone might believe through Him
Scripture

John 1:7
John 1:6-8,19-28

Sermon Week/Year

Third Sunday of Advent, B

There are times when it isn’t easy to say the right thing in a given situation. We can readily empathize with the gentleman who met an old friend whom he hadn’t seen for many years …

“How is your wife?” he asked.

“Haven’t you heard, she’s in Heaven,” the friend replied.

“I’m so sorry,” the poor fellow stammered. Then he realized that this may not have been the right thing to say, so he added, “I mean, I’m glad!” But that didn’t seem quite right either, so he quickly said, “I mean to say, I’m surprised.”

In Luke’s Gospel there is an episode in which Jesus’ disciples are more than surprised by the Risen Christ’s sudden appearance in their midst.…

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