This week the gospel tells us about John the Baptizer. He was out in the wilderness, dressed in a camel hair coat, eating bugs, and preaching a baptism of forgiveness. Scholars call him the last Old Testament prophet.

They say tons of people were going out to him to be baptized. His baptism was one with water and was all about repentance. He said a man was coming that would baptize the people with the Holy Spirit.

The question that occurs to me is this. Where is the best place to go to get in touch with God? Obviously, the people who went to see John thought that being in the wilderness was the best place. Where is yours? Is it in the mountains, or by the ocean, in church, or in your bedroom, or in the shower? Where is that thin spot for you, where God seems most available? It’s worth thinking about, I believe. See you Sunday.