As the Baptist pointed the right way for his people, each of us in quiet ways can do for people in our time. We can help tell our neighbours about the graciousness and the favour of God. The name John means God is gracious or God shows favour. We too have a significant name, for being Christians implies that we sharing in the mission of Jesus. It means that we are to be like other Christs to the world. May we be blessed with the grace of God, to fulfil our mission as faithfully as John did his.