John’s Gospel reading today is a testimony by John the Baptist of his witness of the affirmation of Jesus as the Son of God. His testimony is not fully understood until the reading from the prophet Isaiah is read. The Prophet tells us in 49:3 that, “…it is too little for us to be a servant, …, I will make you a light to the nations.”
Basically, we must do much more than serve the Lord, we are called by our Baptism to testify to the works of the Lord and share the Good News by word and deed. St. Francis said it best, “Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words.”
It is a hard thing to do to live a lift of testimony to the Gospel and the life of Jesus Christ. How do we do it? How can we overcome the pressures of the world and live the life our Baptism calls us to live? We must take time each and every day to spend time in prayer at the beginning of the day to ask for the strength to fulfill this mission and reflect at the end of the day about our successes and ways we can do better. Only with the help of the Lord can we fulfill this call to go forth and be a light to the nations.
If you need some inspiration, listen to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnlHGz0SPQo&list=RDEnlHGz0SPQo&start_radio=1&t=273
If you choose to listen to it, listen to it twice, first listen to the main vocals, then again and pay attention to the harmonies. God bless.