How do we respond to that inner voice that is in us all. Do we ignore it? It seems it never goes away. We can try to quieten it with other things like busyness, drugs, hobbies, habits, leisure, etc… But it is still there.
Maybe we should respond by bringing changes to our lives or examine where our lives are going to. By stopping, lots come to the surface and some those things are not nice. There maybe a need to say sorry or make an extra effort to make things right. We are very good at seeing faults in others but do not spend any time with looking at ourselves. John the baptist saw the need in people to make changes to their lives, and used the word repentance, a turning around from bad things and starting anew. This is achieved by saying sorry and asking for forgiveness.