John the Baptizer
, the proto-witness of Jesus, was literally standing there with his own personal experience and deepening discovery of Jesus.
Instead of focusing on the One whom the Baptizer
announces to come after him, the One who fills us in baptism with the Holy Spirit, we may be too concerned about the problems of daily life.
John will don his persona, avail of east bank Bedouin skill or trade in clothing himself in camel, eat gleaned "product" (the honey may well be puddles of aphid defecation known in Israelite lore as manna, collected in Bedouin environmental ken today as man, a carbohydrate substance readily baked up into honey cakes), divine history and conjure message from the ghosts of the ground whence Abel cried and Rachel wept (Tabor, 9/2/12; Eisenberg, 15-6; Perkinson, 2013, 34, 173, 206n5).
Then, with a reverent nod to Deutero-Isaiah, Baruch (as John the Baptizer
would do after him) shared a vision of lofty mountains being made low and age-old depths and gorges being filled to level ground, all so that Israel might find its way home to God.
Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has been handed out the Order of St King Boris the Baptizer
, the highest order awarded by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, the government press service has said.
John was not called the Baptizer
for nothing a[euro]" baptizing was his work and mission.
Cracked me up every time I thought about it--a full-immersion baptizer
by the name of Ernest Waters.
But a deeper repentance would, as John the Baptizer
said, "bring forth fruits worthy" of the word repentance.
What landed John the Baptist in prison was neither his ascetic lifestyle nor his activities as a baptizer
of repentant sinners, it being a matter of indifference to the civil government whether he lived as a celibate in a religious community or baptized penitents in the Jordan River.
Il enjoint donc aux autres de l'imiter: << Faites vous baptizer
, mes Freres >>, leur dit-il en leur montrant un crucifix, qui personnifie le Christ et par la la foi catholique: << l'ai cru avec vous que c'estoit la celuy qui nous causoit les malades [.
Il enjoint donc aux autres de l'imiter: <<Faites vous baptizer
, mes Freres>>, leur dit-il en leur montrant un crucifix, qui personnifie le Christ et par la la foi catholique : << i' ai cru avec vous que c'estoit la celuy qui nous causoit les malades [.
THE BAPTISM OF Jesus by John the Baptizer
culminates with the endorsement of heaven: "This is my son, the Beloved.