John the Baptist is introduced as the “Friend of the Bridegroom.” As the best friend of Jesus, he represents the lofty vocation offered to every disciple.

As a Christian, I am blessed to be a friend of Jesus. When people meet me, they ought to encounter Jesus. May I be inspired by the dignity of my vocation as one who makes way for Jesus.

O gracious God, I give Your thanks for the gift of my vocation. May I make room for Jesus in my life. May I make room for the needy in my life.