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As we celebrate the Birthday of St. John the Baptist we remember how his whole life, and death, was dedicated to preparing people's heart to hear Jesus's Gospel. His whole life can be summed up from his own words, taken from John's Gospel: "Jesus must increase; while I must decrease"(Jn 3:30).
Today, as we go about our day and engage where we will, let's try to increase Jesus's presence in the world by our words and actions. When people, our family, our friends, colleagues, the people at the pool or wherever we're going today, see us, may we, through our words and actions, point them to Christ. May they see Jesus in us today. May we be prophets today and help in increase Jesus's presence in the world- working in and through us.