John the Baptist gave his life for his testimony of God. This was a heroic act of faith. Do you have such a great faith? The fact is we are not really such great Christians as we like to think we are. Our faith is not really that strong. Our lives are not shining examples of great works and love for God or our neighbor. The real hero is not us, nor is it John the Baptist. It is Jesus Christ who gave his life to pay for our sins and make up for our lack of good works and deeds of love. It was Jesus who sent His Holy Spirit to produce such a faith in John and it is Jesus who sends us that same Spirit of God to produce faith, love and good works in our lives.