The Baptist’s cry
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 @ 00:00
It is about disruption, says Paula Gooder
I HAVE always found John the Baptist a poignant character. John is such an essential figure in the story of Jesus: he proclaims Jesus’s coming, points people to Jesus, waits eagerly for him, and yet stands permanently on the outside.
His position appears to be simply one of herald, pointing beyond himself, looking forwards, but never arriving. He stands Janus-like, with one face pointing backwards to the old and another pointing forwards to the new.
In many ...
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