|Francis Rejecting the World|
and "Embracing Christ”
‘I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?’
John’s hesitation to baptise Jesus is perhaps understandable. John was the prophet, calling people to repentance, not the Messiah. John knew what his mission was. He had spent many years in the desert preparing for his work. So it would be fair to describe John’s desert experience as preparatory. Sometimes people will approach a desert experience as an escape. Which best word describes your approach: preparatory or escape?