“I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way.” (Mark 1:2)
There is a huge difference between preparing the way and getting in the way. Luckily, John the Baptist understood that. Me, not so much.
I tend to have a hard time remembering that this life is about him, not about me. My role is to prepare the way for him, not vice versa. I am not the way; I am just called to help prepare the way. In fact, my main job is to stay out of the way. Unfortunately, however, I do somehow manage to get in the way more often than I would care to admit. I start inserting myself into settings and situations out of my own need and insecurity, and things just go south from there. It is a sad day when I try to take up all of the room that was meant for him. Maybe one day I will learn. A man can dream, right?