Gospel Reflections | The Passion of Saint John the Baptist (Mk 6:17-29)

Today the Universal Church celebrates the Memorial of the Passion of St. John the Baptist. In the sixth chapter of Mark's Gospel we encounter John the Baptist, martyr and bold witness to truth and life. As we read in today's Magnificat, "John put his trust in the Word of God he had been sent to preach, and not in the princes, whom he offended by his commitment to the truth. He defeated the power of evil not by violence but by his self-surrender to God's will (Magnificat, Aug 29, 2020; http://www.magnificat.net). For more about this great saint, and for a reflection on today's Gospel reading, please click on the image. Peace be with you!