Saturday after Epiphany
John the Baptist said about Jesus: “He must increase; I must decrease.” St. Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians said in similar words that ‘whatever you do, do it to glorify God.’ This seems so easy to understand but much more difficult to fulfil. It is because we like when others speak highly about us and give us compliments for all the good we have done. Nothing wrong with that, because we all need words of encouragement. But today St. John the Baptist reminds us that we need to remember that all we do should not be done for our own personal gain but for God. He must increase and we must decrease. Some of the rich and wealthy of this world make big donations to different charities, but then they like that news to be spread all over the media, just to gain more popularity. We Christians should look to John the Baptist and remember that whatever we do, we should be doing it for God, not for ourselves.