Father Jim’s Daily Reflection

 

 

August 29, 2020

Martyrdom of John the Baptist

(Mark 6:26) “King Herod was deeply distressed, but because of his oaths and the guests he did not wish to break his word to her.”
 
When faced with the humiliation of losing face over breaking a promise we can learn a lot from Herod’s mistake. He kept a promise that went bad and so will be humiliated for all time. So we must always do what is right even if it means breaking a promise.