He Must Increase, but I Must Decrease.

Date: January 7, 2018
Liturgical Day: The Baptism of Our Lord; Year B

the witness of John
a humble, faithful model
Christ is the main thing

John understood that his primary purpose was to help people reconnect with God, and prepare them to receive the message and ministry of Jesus. He knew it wasn’t about him — it was about Jesus. We best honor him by organizing our lives around the same principle.

Some discussion Questions:
1. Why does it seem that John is so insistent on drawing attention away from himself and towards Jesus?
2. Was it Jesus’ intent to develop a new religious tradition around himself, or to draw people back to God in a meaningful way?
3. How might I focus less on myself, and more on serving others, so that I might help people reconnect with God?

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