John the Baptist

Prepare the Way of The LordLuke 3:3-6

He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah,

“The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
    make his paths straight.
Every valley shall be filled,
    and every mountain and hill shall be made low,
and the crooked shall be made straight,
    and the rough ways made smooth;
and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”

I commend to you this stunning poem by Lucille Clifton.

As well as these portraits of  John the Baptist by Kehinde Wiley:

Iconic John the Baptist (John is the second to the last image in the rotation)

Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness

Saint John the Baptist II

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