One of the most powerful themes in the Gospel is that of 'Less is More'. Jesus Christ said, 'He who loses his life for my sake will find it'. John the Baptist truly believed this and lived this belief out in his life. He lived a simple, sincere and obscure life, and to this lowly man comes the word of God. God chose him to become the prophet of the most high. Indeed, God humbles the proud, and exalts the humble!