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The Martyrdom of John the Baptist

Give me at once on a platter the head of John the Baptist. (Mark 6:25)

We probably have many questions about the end of the world or the end of our own lives. When will the end come? How will it happen? What will heaven be like?

John the Baptist had questions like these as well. He had spent years preparing people for the coming Messiah, and all the signs pointed toward nothing but hope and promise. The kingdom was at hand! God was coming to rule! A new era of peace was on the horizon! And yet, for all his preaching and dedication, he ended up alone in prison. Was Jesus really the one? Then where was the kingdom? Was it really just around the corner, or had John been wrong all along?

John even sent messengers to ask Jesus these questions, but the answers he got back were not altogether clear-cut. In the end, John was beheaded before he saw the fulfillment. The last prophet of the Old Testament, he sensed that a new age was dawning, but he didnít live to see it.

Stories like Johnís can be unsettling. Why would God let John die before seeing his dreams fulfilled? Hadnít he suffered enough out there in the desert and then in prison? Couldnít God have given him some reward for all his faithfulness?

While we may never know the full answer, todayís first reading gives us a few glimpses. Paul assures us that death isnít the final word. He promises that those who have died in faith will arise at the Second Coming. And he tells us that we can find consolation, hope, and even joy as we let these truths sink into our hearts.

We can be sure that, despite his unanswered questions, John the Baptist died a heroic, faith-filled death. He trusted that death wasnít the final word for himself. He believed, even when he couldnít see. And because of his faith, he remains a shining example to all of us as we face our own unanswered questions.

ďLord Jesus, thank you for defeating death. I want to be united with you forever!Ē

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18;

Psalm 96:1,3-5,11-13


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