Suddenly, a man appears on the scene. His name is John, and he is calling people to repent. And even though great crowds of people were coming to see him, he seems determined to let people know that he is only the support act – someone else is coming. In his words and in his actions, he gives a welcome to those who want to leave their selfish lives behind, and he gives a warning to those who reject him. In all this, John is preparing the way for Jesus. Which leads to the question – who are you pointing to?