Beheading of the St. John the Baptist – John is a Model for All Believers


As Saint John the Baptist pointed out the Lamb of God to the people of Israel, so his statue points out the real presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in the tabernacle of Our Lady of Bethlehem Chapel to the visitors at Bethlehem Hermitage.

John is a model and inspiration for all believers as a challenge. No compromises are to be made in doing God’s will; no bowing to human pressure at the cost of divine truth; no half-hearted giving of oneself. It must be all. This is done with the sure expectation that we will possess “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, (but) what God has prepared for those who loved him” (1 Corinthians 2:9)
Father Eugene Romano, Founder and Desert Father of Bethlehem Hermitage.

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May the Lord bless you,

Fr. Rafael on behalf of Fr. Romano