“Who are you?” This is the question the Pharisee emissaries ask John the Baptist in the Gospel of the third
Sunday of Advent.
“Who are you?” and still not satisfied “What do you have to say for yourself?”
John, made notorious by the fame and success met in the villages of Palestine, could have worked himself
up, thought he was the Messiah or a sort of his unlikely double, just to feel proud of himself and show off in
front of his many followers.
No. John defines himself as a Voice, voice of one’s crying out.
John is a basic man, dressed with camel’s hair who eats locusts. He’s just