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In today’s reading, Jesus takes time to praise John the Baptist and to explain how his example as one of the least of us has eternal impact on the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 11:11 says, “I tell you the truth: Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” While John made himself low among the people of that time, he also showed how greatness comes from that position of lowliness. Our reward here on earth can never compare to the reward we will see in heaven. As we serve, let us serve with eternity in mind.

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