Cry out with joy and gladness, for among you is the great and Holy One of Israel.
Read: Many people now go to John with their question on how to live a holy life. Others began to speculate on his Identity. John flatly rejects the notion that he is the long awaited, Messiah: Another greater and mightier than he would come to fulfill the expectations of the ages.
Reflect: John, to his surprise when he started active ministry was not asked by people to put bread in their table or clothing to their back or shelter over their heads. He was asked for help on how to live a holy life, of what is right or wrong, or how to have eternal life. That is why John was led to the desert for his preparations. Before he dutifully proclaimed God’s scheme. He was the bearer and not the Word that would liberate the world.
Respond: How do I react to playing second fiddle sometimes? Do I know where my responses come from? Perhaps being more attentive to my feelings and responses to situation of being at the center stage will help me understand myself better.
Pray: Lord, help me to realize that my worth is not found in whether I am at the center or not. May I be the same in any situation and rejoice only in the fact that I can help, whether i am the main actor or not. Amen.
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