January 9, 2021
He must increase; I must decrease. (John 3:30)
When John the Baptist said, “I must decrease,” he meant that his own will, desires, ambitions, and hopes, must dissolve as Jesus takes over. It meant that all selfishness must be abandoned and selfless living must be the founding principle of his life.
To “decrease” before God means we become humble. Humility is a way of giving up everything not of God and allowing only God to shine through.
We should reflect upon John the Baptist’s beautiful statement regularly, perhaps making it a prayer or mantra and saying it over and over. It should become the guiding principle of our life.