Advent Series: Praise or Criticise?

“Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist” – Matthew 11:11

Jesus was undoubtedly the greatest man to ever live. In 3 years of His public ministry He made a huge impact.
But in spite of all that He did, Jesus never forgot the people around Him who also worked tirelessly.
In today’s gospel reading, we read how He appreciates John the Baptist for preparing the way for His coming.

How often do we appreciate others? Our family members? Colleagues at work? Our friends? People who work for us?

“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread” – Mother Teresa

During this season of Advent, let us strive to appreciate people around us.

“Appreciation can make a day – even change a life” – Margaret Cousins

Happy Feast of St. John of the Cross

Exercise
Today we shall appreciate one or more people who have touched our lives, be it our family members or friends by sending them a text or calling them.

About Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa

Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa is currently a senior resident doctor in ENT at Goa Medical College. He hails from Porvorim and is an active member of Couples for Christ India, for over 15 years. Apart from writing for medical journals both national and international, his love and reverence for the teachings of the church inspired him to start writing about the catholic faith. His daily bible reflections offer great encouragement in the lives of many people, both young and old. He aspires to be a Saint and enjoys playing chess and table tennis in his free time.

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