If we know our scope, we can exceed our limits
The gospel of today provides an interesting story of how Jesus was identified by John the Baptist. This speaks of the importance of knowing ourselves, our limitations, and those who are better than us.
What stands out to me is the admirable self-awareness of John the Baptist. Imagine: what kind of man would you have to be when you know that you have the power and influence to fool others into believing that you are a god, but you choose to stay true to yourself and acknowledge your role? This is an admirable example of humility, of understanding who you are and your place in the world.
Maybe the lesson is that trying to stretch ourselves beyond our purpose’s intended scope might look like we are growing at first, but in reality, it might hinder us and people around us from having the appropriate space to flourish. We need to discern and arrive at a conviction of what our niche really is and where we are called to serve.
When we know our scope, we can flourish beyond our perceived limitations.
John 1:19-28. John the Forerunner
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-002: JANUARY 2, 2023]