Saturday 12 January 2019

About Today Readings

1 John 5:14-21. Psalm 149:1-6, 9. John 3:22-30.

The Lord takes delight in his people – Psalm 149:1-6, 9.

‘He must increase, but I must decrease.’

Perhaps the mark of a true prophet consists precisely in this: that he or she continues to point others towards the Lord. In relatively unspectacular ways, we are all called to be prophets. Sometimes people glimpse the love of God in our lives and they are drawn to us. It can be comforting to be the centre of a group and easier to bask in popularity than to challenge. John had the rare gift of being able to rejoice that people were leaving him and going after Jesus.

Jesus, give us John’s greatness of heart and fidelity to the mission of revealing you to others. Let us have the sense to stand aside, so that our shadow may not block out your light.

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