St. John the Baptist suffered and was put to death for his faithful preaching of the Truth. King Herod imprisoned John even though he knew that John was a righteous and holy man. Out of pride and fear, Herod sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head on a platter. Yet in Christ, John has been raised from the dead and received the very salvation that he taught. Like John, we are to remain faithful to the Truth of salvation through Jesus Christ and proclaim it to the world.