He must become greater; I must become less.
These are John the Baptist’s words, anticipating Jesus. I have thought a lot about what that must have been like for John. All of a sudden, he is no longer the most important one- the one people travel to meet. Yet he was able to give all of this up, and to point people to the true savior. The arrival of Jesus did not make John’s work false or unnecessary, but it put everything into a new framework.
In my life and in the work I do, I must always remember the work I do is secondary to the work of God. My very waking and breathing is at the mercy of God. I always need Him, and should always go to Him for help before counting on my own strength. My strength is God’s gift to me, not something I earned or created myself.
Holy Father, I need you, every minute and every hour. I am yours. Amen