In case you have not seen a newspaper, or been on the world wide web at all, over the past year, we have a pretty significant transfer of power happening this week in the United States.
That transfer, so far, has been ... not so smooth. Both current and elect seem to be ridiculing one another at every turn, trying to bring the other down or at least keep public opinion on their side.
Which is why our deacon, this past weekend, reflected on St. John the Baptist. He commented on how hard it must have been for John to decrease, while allowing Jesus to increase - even for someone as Holy as a Saint.
After all, John had many, many followers ... that came to him in the wilderness and praised him often.
And yet, when our Savior arrived, John "transferred" quite seamlessly to Him ... and ended up dying alone.
It seems like such a sharp contrast to what is happening in the U.S. - and other parts of the world - and is something I probably take for granted without thinking about how hard it must have been for John.
Please pray for peace in our world, and God Bless.