The Gospel reading for this Sunday has a special “treat” for conspiracy theorists and those who want to explore history beyond what your teacher taught. When the religious leaders sent priests and Levites to ask John the Baptist who he was and what could be expected of him, John replied by telling them that one among them would come and be greater than him.
Does this tell us something more, including what happened to Jesus between the Finding In The Temple and his baptism by John?
The reading in place of the Epistle is from the prophecy of Isaiah. In it, Isaiah speaks of the coming of the Christ. And with it, Isaiah teaches one of the main points which some people seem to miss: fulfillment.
Mercy and redemption are also important points, but first it must be established that promises will be fulfilled at the appointed time. And with that, we can begin to build our faith!