brood of vipers, a call to repentance

Repent, You Brood of Vipers! – Luke 3:7-8

You brood of vipers! John the Baptist’s call to repentance was forceful with no holds barred. And the people responded to his call in droves. In contrast, we often preach a much gentler gospel and wonder why there is so little change in people’s lives. Is there something to be learned from John’s approach?