St. John the Baptist still has importance for us today. He can teach/show us the Way to True Greatness. In speaking of Jesus, he said:
He must increase;
I must decrease.
Humility is the way to true greatness; the path to complete joy.
When we a confronted with other people who have different ideas or do things differently than we, it is humility that enables us to believe that others sometimes might know better than ourselves.