John the Baptist is NOT a welcomed presence in our Christmas-y time. And yet here he is…again as he is every year…daring to suggest that repentance is required to even get to Jesus in the first place. Imagine a Christmas Card…on the front it says Merry Christmas and on the inside: Repent or else! Nice.
And so what I do is write a ‘Dear John…’ letter to Dear John. No love lost here!
Readings Matthew 3.1-12