In presenting himself to the people, John the Baptist, assures that he is only the voice.
We know well that the voice is only a sound and it does not express itself fully. It only indicates something or something that is going to happen.
In the same gospel, the author, John, presents Jesus as the word. Word has a meaning and it has a purpose and it has an origin and it has a destiny (Jn 1, 1-14)
This distinction between the voice and the word has to be kept in mind. Many a times the voice can pretend to be the word band behave so. At times we do the same. Whereas John the Baptist is very clear in saying that he is only a voice -a sound and a sound of its own has no meaning , purpose, destiny etc.
Voice foreruns the imminent appearance of the word. May we acquire the same attitude in our ministry