Nothing is needed more in this sad day than a John the Baptist, a prophetic voice in this pathetic wilderness. There are echoes aplenty in an age of “me-tooism,” and lots of rubber stamps, but few spokesmen for God. It is a thankless task. John the Baptist was not a welcome visitor in Herod’s court. His faithful ministry cost him his head, and his successors will not fare much better. God send us a voice in this wilderness, not an echo!