On this Second Sunday of Advent we hear - "Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God" (Is 40:3) - prepare a path for Him. We have been called to go before Him - to smooth out the path - to make clear for His feet - to prepare hearts - to hear His message - to be heralds of His message. The majority or us will ask - how? How can we possibly do that? We are not theologians - priests - deacons - not trained in Holy Scripture - not comfortable sharing our faith with others - not people of influence. How may we do as He asks - as limited as we are? In faith we go into the world - to walk a path of faith.
The reality of the matter - all of us have been called - through our baptism - we have been given everything we need. We believe - therefore we can share what we know with all that we meet. We are not called to debate - only to share our faith - our belief. It is up to those who hear - to sort out our message - to digest it in their minds - hearts - to let the words we share grow within them. Like farmers - we are called to spread seeds - to let God do the watering. We share what we know freely in Advent because so many people are searching in these days for words of hope - inspiration. Whatever path we take - Jesus will always be with us.
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