Saturday, memorial of St. Basil and Gregory, Bishops and Doctors of the Church
There is so much fake information out there. Many people don’t think, don’t question and don’t analyze what they hear or read but simply believe in everything. This is why we are bombarded with so many scam emails and phone calls, or else we fall into the hands of scammers on social media who post a touching picture of a suffering child and ask for our support. But it may all be fake. Before I help some cause, or donate money, I like to make sure that I will be supporting a right and true cause. John the Baptist was a very well-known prophet who called many to repentance and then baptized them with water. Many listened to him and followed him. Some, however, were spreading false information about him, that He was the promised Messiah, that He was the one they were waiting for, and so on. That’s why the Jews sent priests and Levites to ask him directly -- Who are you? Are you the one? John didn’t want to confuse others; he told them the truth that he was not the one, the One they were expecting is coming after him.