Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. – Isaiah 40:3
The prophet is reminding us that we are all part of the “road crew” of the Lord. Just as the roads were made smoother for the visits of important personages after the winter’s rains, so we too have holes to fill and bumps to level if our highway is to be passable. It is almost a contradiction that we are doing both road repair and travel at the same time, but that is what Advent is about.
Let us reflect on a spiritual hollow or hillock that needs some attention before we reach our goal and let us work on it today.