2nd January – Ss Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and doctors of the Church

The question put to John the Baptist, “Who are you, then?” is one of the most challenging of all questions to answer. For people of Christian faith, the answer to this existential question will be influenced by our relationship with Jesus, because that relationship affects us at our very core. Saint Paul is the great example of this immersion in Christ. If asked, “Who are you, then?” he might answer in the words he wrote in Galatians, “it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me.” His identity had become a Christ-stamped identity.