The Youth & Young Adult of St. Monica


The Baptist

Have you every thought about John the Baptist and how crazy he must have looked? He ate locusts. He wore clothes made of camel hair. And he spent most of his time around the Jordan River proclaiming the coming of the Lord while dunking people in the water. He must have looked like the people who appear homeless while standing on the street corners shouting about repentance.

John was right about everything though. It’s really a lesson in judging people by their appearances. John not only spoke accurately of Christ the King, but Jesus said there were none greater than John.

We’d walk by this guy and think he was crazy, or we might even try to avoid him altogether, but he is the one who got it right. We need to be willing to see the good in everyone and recognize that God will use those whom we least expect.