Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. - Luke 3:4
John’s opening call is not his but that of Isaiah who, eight centuries before, had predicted the coming of the Messiah. This word is now urgent; there is no more time to dream. If the king is coming, there is road work to do, pot holes to be filled and the runnels from the winter’s rains to be smoothed out.
What soul “road work” do we need to be about as part of our Christmas preparation?