As voice we are called to proclaim Christ not only by our words but by our very lives.
Luke 1: 19 – 25
There is certainly no question of identity crisis here! Not only does John the Baptist know who he is but he also knows who he is not. He has no illusions of grandeur so not even the persistent probing of his questioners can influence him. He protests vehemently that he is not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet but merely a voice, a water-baptizer, a humble lowly servant.
Little wonder then that he plays such a pivotal role as precursor of Christ; witness to the Light. It is a great starting point for those of us in ‘ministry’ lest what we do get us in the limelight and point to us rather than to Christ, to whom like John, we are commissioned to bear witness.
As voice we are called to proclaim Christ not only by our words but by our very lives. We acknowledge, as water-baptizer, our role to set in motion what God will bring to completion. It is all His work and we are merely His humble servants.