Today’s Gospel recounts the time John the Baptist asked his disciples to ask Jesus, “Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?”
I’ve always toyed with the idea that even if Jesus came into the world today and did the miracles he did and said the things he said, we would probably crucify him all over again.
Humanity never learns from our mistakes and many will never accept God even if they see Him with their own eyes.
In today’s context we will shrug it off to Fake News or a hoax, or camera tricks and special effects.
We have grown cynical.
We do not recognize God when he comes to us in various forms.
In Landings we share about our God Moments – the little incidents or events that happen in our daily lives that remind us that He is real. It may be a blessing, it may be an avoidance of something bad, or it can even be a bad event that allows us to reflect upon our lives to remind us of how we should behave in the face of adversity.
But the secular world will just say these are all coincidences.
As we approach the special day of Christmas where we await the Christ who comes into our lives. The bigger question, is not when He will come, but will we recognize His coming at all?
So let us prepare to receive Him this Christmas, and recognize Him in our daily lives as He is truly alive in us.
We just need to open our eyes.