Here is part of our Old Testament reading, from Isaiah: ‘A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”’

In the wilderness of our hearts, the Lord speaks. He so desires to be Lord there; do we allow Him? as this Advent season progresses, let us make every effort to prepare for His coming, by prayer and by penance. May God bless you in this, today and all days.