Monday, September 27, 2010

Filled with the Holy Spirit from the womb

"He will be your joy and delight and many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord: he must drink no wine, no strong drink; even from his mother's womb he will be filled with the Holy Spirit." (Luke 1: 15)

The above scripture is about St. John the Baptist. A number of striking predictions are made about him before his birth:

  • He will be great in the sight of the Lord.
  • He must drink no wine, no strong drink.
  • From his mother's womb he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.

No wonder Jesus praised St. John the Baptist as the greatest man ever born of woman. No wonder the Church honors him with a number of feasts. All the signs of an eminent individual and career were predicted about John before his birth. It is wonderful to note that he lived and died as expected. Eminently great!

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