December 15, 2013, Gospel

Matthew   11: 2-11

11:2 Now when John had heard, in prison, about the works of Christ, sending two of his disciples, he said to him,

11:3 “Are you he who is to come, or should we expect another?”

11:4 And Jesus, responding, said to them: “Go and report to John what you have heard and seen.

11:5 The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, the poor are evangelized.

11:6 And blessed is he who has found no offense in me.”

11:7 Then, after they departed, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out to the desert to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

11:8 So what did you go out to see? A man in soft garments? Behold, those who are clothed in soft garments are in the houses of kings.

11:9 Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

11:10 For this is he, of whom it is written: ‘Behold, I send my Angel before your face, who shall prepare your way before you.’

11:11 Amen I say to you, among those born of women, there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 


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