The Gospel reminds us that we are all crying out in the desert. We need to prepare the way of the Lord. We are reminded that we can count on God’s forgiveness, but we have to act, we have to “produce good fruit as evidence of our repentance.” This is how we make straight our paths, by asking God for forgiveness and hope. We can buckle that belt of faithfulness on our hips and live out the Gospel. We are waiting for the birth of Jesus, but the birth of what he means in our lives can bloom and flourish every day. It takes work and mindfulness to show that spirit of wisdom and understanding, but the God of endurance and encouragement will work with us. Our time of hope can be a time of making straight the paths to our own hearts.
A special thanks to Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J. for over ten years of faithfully writing the Sunday Daily Reflections for this site. Fr. Gillick will continue to do reflections, along with the other reflection writers, now able to share weekday reflections. The Sunday reflections will now be written by a variety of our writers. Check out the rich resource of our Daily Reflection Archives where we have past reflections going back more than ten years.
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