The death of John the Baptist spoke in anticipation of the eventual Passion of Jesus. Likewise, the hope born of the martyrdom of John the Baptist offered a glimpse at the saving power of the Resurrection.

Christians are called to be faithful to Jesus in word and deed. The witness of those who are so inspires others to believe the Truth that God’s love is for everyone.

Dear Jesus, may my life point to You in all things. Whether I succeed or fail today, may it help others to know of Your Love.