Words of eternal life

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD JANUARY 2, 2021 WORD of the DAY   “I am ‘the voice of one crying out in the desert, “Make straight the way of the Lord,” ’as Isaiah the prophet said.” Some Pharisees were also sent. They asked him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah or Elijah or the Prophet?” John answered them, “I baptize with water;  but there is one among you whom you do not recognize, the one who is coming after me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie.”                (John 1: 23-27) How shall I live this Word?   Many voices arise within us that want to define us and condition our lives: to be efficient at work sometimes to the point of neglecting one’s psychophysical balance, to be perfect because we have been taught this way and we do not want to disappoint, indulge pride and build life on a solid self-esteem … Voices that insinuate doubts and spread distrust, voices that make the heart agitated, voices that pollute like chemical fertilizers … John the Baptist teaches us not to be afraid of the desert. He teaches us to see paths also on the...