John the Baptist reminds us that every disciple of Jesus is challenged to bear witness to Him in ward and deed. It is often best to start with deeds; then the words will flow with ease.

Everyone needs to be encouraged. Beyond the direct benefit of imitating the words and deeds of Jesus, when I do so, it witnesses to God’s love. This very fact makes following Jesus attractive and assures people that the Good News is, indeed, good news.

Dear Jesus, thank you for giving me the ability to respond to You. May my witness inspire others. I want to be a bearer of the Good News that God’s love is for everyone.