The death of John the Baptist foreshadows the death of Jesus. Out of the evil circumstances that led to the passion of the Baptist emerged the ministry of the Lord. From the passion of Jesus comes our salvation. Only God can make something good come from evil. This unique expression of divine power teaches us that nothing is impossible for God. O God, help me to see even the worst situation as an opportunity for you to do good. May I have a confident faith in your desire to save me today.