Evening: Psalm 146, 147; Zechariah 2:10-13; John 3:25-30
On the spiritual journey, the person who most often challenges our progress to maturity and wisdom is the first person singular. The ‘I’ may try to take control and can block our way forward. It’s the person we mean when we say things like, “get over yourself.” Some writers call it the ‘ego’ or ‘false self’. Now I suspect John the Baptist was not particularly “full of himself” (there’s another example), because he recognized his need to make way for Jesus. Some of us, though, may need to “let ourselves go” (one more example) so God can guide our path.