Prepare for Jesus presence to increase this Christmas. John the Baptist is very much a part of the Christmas Story. His conception and birth is associated with Jesus all the way - as he prepared for, proclaimed, and presented Jesus to others. We do well to heed carefully his seven words which sum up the challenge on all who claim to follow Jesus - "He must increase, but I must decrease." (John 3). As we do this we will also prepare for, proclaim and present Jesus to others.