August 29, 2008

Beheading of St. John the Baptist

And Herodias' own daughter having come in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests.
It's *this kind* of dancing that St. John Vianney spoke vehemently against. Click here to read his Be Religious or Be Damned!
"I want thee right away to give me on a dish the head of John the Baptist." And grieved as he was (*for he knew*), the king, because of his oath and his guests, was unwilling to displease *her*. (man cannot serve both God and man... or woman)
But sending an executioner, he commanded that his head be brought on a dish.
Then he beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head on a dish, and gave it to the girl and the girl gave it to her mother.

St. John the Baptist, pray for us!

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