The Passion of St. John the Baptist
Jeremiah 1:17-19

In baptism, we are called to be God’s prophets: to proclaim God’s word of justice, peace, and reconciliation to our broken world. Through the inspiration, dedication, and humility of John the Baptist, may we be faithful to that call and proclaim by the integrity of our lives, God’s reign of compassion, mercy, and righteousness in our midst.