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

Summary:
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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