“He must become greater; I must become less.” (John 3:30)
St. John the Baptist says these words about Christ. Although St. John was a great teacher and had a large following, benefiting many with his teaching and example, he did not distract his disciples from Christ through his own agenda or person. He paved the way for people to come to Christ.I keep this in mind as a model for any kind of ministry to other people. And also for the way I “minister” to myself. Don’t let self-centered fears, self-seeking, or self-reliance, that is, the voices in my head, block out Christ and His voice. He must become greater, and I less.