Among those born of women no one is greater than John; yet the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he. - Luke 7:28
John had such a rare vocation. His work is to prepare the way, not to see it happen. We are the blessed ones who know about the kingdom’s coming. John worked in hope and faith. We live in the fruits of his endeavors. This is a day to reflect upon the deep truth that we are all part of something so much greater than we can see.
Let us pray in gratitude for prophets like John who speak truth with love and courage. May we imitate them.