Pointing the way to Jesus. That was John the Baptist’s role. He answered clearly and humbly that he was not the Christ and that he was not even worthy to untie Jesus’ sandal strap. John’s clarity about his role can help us reflect on our own.
How do we point the way to Jesus? Is the larger part of our motivation for doing good works the positive attention it brings us? Are our lives truly pointing the way to Jesus? Do others recognize us as Christians by our words and actions? Will they “know we are Christians by our love”?
In these Advent days of preparing for Christmas, we must also consider how we are preparing to greet Jesus at his Second Coming. How well are you doing at following John’s lead and pointing the way to Christ?
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