Somewhere, we have picked up some really heinous ideas and called them wisdom. Take John… He lived in the wilderness his whole life, fasting and praying, and preparing for Messiah. He was to be the messenger, and he was to prepare the way for Jesus, so through him, all the world might be saved. This was his mission, his job, and he knew it. He knew it so well, that when Jesus’ “ministry” started to outshine his own, he didn’t even care.