John the Baptist seems like an interesting character with respect to the incarnation and ministry of Jesus. He is a messenger to prepare the way of Christ. What is the significance of this? Why does Christ require someone to prepare a way for him? Is this something like a modern day herald? He leaps in the womb at the presence of Christ. Was he cognizant of this in the womb? Why did he preach in the wilderness and not in the cities? Was he considered a prophet by those who followed him? Clothes - camel’s hair, food - locusts and wild honey. I take away from this that he was somewhat weird?