The message of John the Baptist: Things are really bad; there is immorality in our neighbors, our leaders, and in us, but “good news” is coming.
The shocking thing about the disciples is that they will only range from ORDINARY to undesirable.
Decisions are easier if we eliminate immoral and stupid decisions.
So, during a problem, hurt, or conflict, do good anyway.
We see wonderful BLESSING from God right along with extreme pain because we live in the “Already started, but not yet fully here” Kingdom of God.
When the storms of life come, they usually come out of NOWHERE.