Meekness and majesty!
Chris Hill was once told ‘mind thy business’ and reminds us all to be true to the calling that the Lord has for each of us..
John the Baptist saw himself as the forerunner of the Messiah. He was under no illusions about that. Not for him the indulgence of seeing himself as greater than he was. Indeed, John was reluctant to see himself as Jesus saw him and may never have been aware of our Lord’s opinion since Jesus was addressing not him but the crowds (Luke 7:28).
John would certainly have blanched to hear the Lamb of God give His sovereign opinion, “I tell you, among those born of women there is no-one greater than John [the Baptist]; yet the one who is least in the Kingdom of God is greater than he.”