Most things in life happen. And then we move on to the next thing. But not Sunday’s Gospel (Luke). Whatever John is doing, it isn’t like most things. The people aren’t moving on.
They get that this is something different. And they want to know what it means. They want details.
Pick one of the big ticket events in life. Graduation, marriage, birth of child, etc.
They change our lives. Not just status-wise, but down to the level of daily living. The truly important things do that.
Which is why the people are asking John about how to live their lives. Even down to the level of daily living. Because this is one of those things.