Blessed Are the Peacemakers, for they will be called Children of God
Todays gospel is an example of both Humility and peace. John the Baptist was asked about Jesus and the people following Him instead of following John. John reiterated to the people that he was not the Messiah. But he said they should rejoice greatly to be close to the “bridegroom.”
John never preached for his own glory. He preached a baptism of repentance, all the while, pointing to the One Who was to come, the Christ. In his humility, he provided an opportunity for peace among the people, and a desire to repent.