Saturday, September 15, 2012
He testified that Jesus was a greater man than he.
"There comes one after me," he said, "far mightier than I,
whose shoestrings I am not worthy to stoop down and untie."
John could have thought of Jesus as a threat to his renown,
a rival prophet on the rise, while he was going down.
Indeed, John did confess that, when he said, "He must increase!"
And still without the least regret, he said, "I must decrease!"
Hats off to those who play the role that John the Baptist played
without resentment or ill will, when on them it is laid.