All the celebrating of St. John the Baptist this weekend got me thinking ...
What if he acted like us?
What if, instead of shouting the famous "Behold, the lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world!", he said:
"Psst ... see that Guy? He might be the Christ, but I'm not sure. Let's wait and see if He gives us any proof."
"Hey guys ... huddle up for a minute ... see that Guy over there? He is the Savior. Now, don't say anything because we don't want to offend anyone, okay?"
"Wow, look, it's the Son of God! I have to go do a couple of things, but hopefully He is still here when I'm done."
"Jesus! You have finally come to us! Here is a list of all the things I would like ..."
Thank goodness Jesus had St. John, instead of us, as His original herald.
But the truth is, the Lord still needs us to proclaim to the world that He is here.
Just better than we are doing now ...