It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.

Oscar Wilde
“Nothing …Except my Genius” compiled by Alastair Rolfe

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;

I have called you by name, you are mine.

Isaiah 43.1b.

“We must not seek the child Jesus in the pretty figures of our Christmas cribs. We must seek him among the undernourished children who have gone to bed at night with nothing to eat, among the poor newsboys who will sleep covered with newspapers in doorways.”

Oscar Romero December 24, 1979

“Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.”

Mark Twain - Letter to Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, Jan. 1863

However when we touch these sacred but exhausted
Names, these wounded scattered petals
Which have come out of the oceans of love and fear
Something still remains, a sip of water,
A rainbow footprint that still shimmers in the light.

Gautama Christ by Pablo Neruda

Of John his father Zechariah said:
“And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways”.
Luke 1.76.

John said:
"I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”
Matthew 3.11.

And of Jesus he said:
This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.' I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel."
John 1.30