Second Sunday of Advent - Year B
One need only look at John the Baptist to see the gift of evangelism and healing in action. The Gospel of Mark tells the story of a man in the desert who is God's messenger, "proclaiming a baptism of repentance and forgiveness of sins." As each was baptized by John, they acknowledged their sins and were healed by a man who admits, "One mightier than I is coming after me." John shares his gifts of evangelization and healing.
God gave John these spiritual gifts to be used for his service. John uses his spiritual gifts not for his own gain, but for others; in service to God, to point the way to Jesus Christ.
Once we discover, discern and begin to use our spiritual gifts, we too can be a voice crying out to the world in words and in action, pointing the way to salvation in Jesus Christ.