Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent ‘a’
Those who don’t believe might often challenge our faith by asking things like -- why is there so much evil in this world? Why would God allow so many bad things to happen? These people would not only question your beliefs but ask you for some prove of God’s existence. We can’t prove this; however, we also can’t look only at evil things that are happening because there are so many good and wonderful things too. If God wanted to, He would give us a prove of His existence, He would answer all of our questions. Instead, He wants us to stop, to think, and to try to find Him in the ordinary things that are happening all around us. Because every single moment of our day, something good is happening. Each time when we are in awe, seeing the beauty of this world, it reminds us that God is real. In the gospel reading for today, John the Baptist sends his disciple to Jesus with a question: “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” And what does Jesus do? He doesn’t give a straight answer to them. He doesn’t say: yes, this is me. Instead He said: “Look around.” The signs of the Messiah are all around you. The time of light is upon you.