John 3:22-30 — Final Witness of the Baptist
22 Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea,where he spent some time with them baptizing. 23 John was also baptizing in Aenon near Salim,because there was an abundance of water there,and people came to baptized, 24 for john had not yet been imprisoned. 25 Now a dispute arose between the disciples of john and a Jew about ceremonial washings.
26 So they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi,the one who has with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified,here is baptizing and everyone is coming to him”, 27 John answered and said, “No one can receive anything anything except what has been given him from heaven. 28 You yourself can testify that i said (that) I am not the Messiah,but that i was sent before him. 29 The one who has the bride is bridegroom; the best man,who stand and listen for him,rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. So this joy of mine has been made complete. 30 He must increase; I must decrease.”
Disclaimer & Disclosure: From the “365 Days with the Lord” Daily Liturgical Guide from our Pauline Family.