The Man from the Wilderness

john the baptistI read again about John the Baptist and I would use a Sanskrit word to aptly describe him – “Dhumakethu”. It means a fiery, brilliant, but short-lived comet. There is something more. Jesus accorded him the following extraordinary commendation: “Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not been one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he” (John 11:11). WHY? Continue reading