Yesterday’s gospel began with a description of John the Baptist “testifying to the light,” preparing the way for the Christ. Between Masses, I stopped by a side altar in our church and took the picture above with my cell phone: an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose feast is today, surrounded by roses. When I first saw the finished product, I thought the picture hadn’t turned out well — the highlights were all blown out of proportion.
But now, I think, the camera captured the message of the feast, and its meaning, perfectly.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.