What makes a man?

Post date: Jun 23, 2018 3:07:17 PM

24 June 2018 ( The Nativity of St John the Baptist )

[ Isaiah 49:1-6 ] [ Acts 13:22-26 ] [ Luke 1:57-66, 80 ]

There is a song about a girl who asked her mother what the future holds for her. And the mother answered, “The future’s not ours to see, whatever will be will be...” If a parent is asked to predict how his/her child will turn out to be, we’ll get all kinds of answers depending on whether the parent is an optimist or pessimist. But ultimately, how the child turns out is determined by God with human cooperation. Take the Prophet Isaiah; all he could see in himself was his failures when God had chosen him, while he was in his mother’s womb, to manifest God’s glory. Next King David; his brothers were all older and bigger than him but God pin-pointed him to be king. Then we have John the Baptist; one would think that God would have chosen a more dignified looking person than this wild-looking man who wore a camel-hair garment with a leather belt to herald in Christ. If there’s a lesson to be learned, we should never underestimate ourselves or anyone else. Because we are not able to see what God sees in us.

What makes a man?