"John was to stand as a reformer. By his abstemious life and plain dress he was to rebuke the excesses of his time."
"In the broad way all are occupied with their persons, their dress, and the pleasures in the way..... I saw many traveling in this broad road who had the words written upon them: 'Dead to the world. The end of all things is at hand. Be ye also ready.' They looked just like all the vain ones around them, except a shade of sadness which I noticed upon their countenances. Their conversation was just like that of the gay, thoughtless ones around them; but they would occasionally point with great satisfaction to the letters on their garments, calling for the others to the have the same upon theirs. They were in the broad way, yet they professed to be of the number who were traveling the narrow way. Those around them would say: 'There is no distinction between us. We are alike; we dress, and talk, and act alike.'"
Our appearance speaks. If we are covered in jewlery, immodest clothes, pants, tight dresses and skirts, they might even be modest, but don't speak anything because they are tight. We need to be true witnesses. Our lives speak - by there fruits we shall know them. Let us bear Jesus' fruit and follow the example of John.