St Basil the Great   

“One is coming after me who existed before me”
John 1: 19-28

Saint Basil was a bishop who lived in the 4th century. He is called “the Great” because of his personal holiness, learning, eloquence and charity. He spoke out against false teaching by powerful people, even by the Roman emperor. St Basil kept the Church united when it was in danger of splitting. He was humble like St John the Baptist, who was preparing the way for Jesus, who he knew was coming after him.

Do we stand up for the truth, even to those in authority? We can be challenged to speak up in our daily lives on social moral matters or on what we think is right to do. If we are fearless in our faith like St Basil the Great and St John the Baptist, we will help make straight the way of the Lord.