ABOUT YOUR COUSIN (Mark 1:1-8): 07 December 2008 (Second Sunday of Advent)

Today’s Readings

Dearest Lord,

Hope you don’t mind, Lord, but your cousin isn’t exactly my favorite Christmas character.  Don’t get me wrong:  I think John the Baptist was pretty heroic, but I’m not sure if it’s right to read about him during Advent, as we did today in the Gospel, since we should be preparing for Christmas, shouldn’t we?