Thursday, July 03, 2008

Attitude Check

Read Mt 3.7-10, Lk 3.7-14

John the Baptist’s job was to help people achieve a right attitude. He accuses the people of having false motivation disguised under spiritual pretense. When John was asked, “what should we do?” which really means “how shall we repent?” each response has something to do with relationships. The fruit of repentance is always about repairing relationships. Whether it’s our relationship with God and our relationship with other people, John’s message would needle into the true motive. He was the perfect forerunner for Jesus’ message of loving God and loving neighbor. FJ15