On this second Sunday of Advent we hear Luke’s version of John the Baptist coming on the scene with his familiar message about the need to prepare the way of the Lord, to make straight a way for the Lord to come into our lives. Luke gives us very specific references to persons and places of that time. It helps us to realize that we must also be about the same preparation in our place and time.
The word translated “way” or “road” is the Greek word hodos. It can mean a particular road or route we take to get somewhere. It can also mean a way of living. In the early centuries of Christianity “The Way” was the name used for the manner of living as a faithful follower of Christ. Advent makes us think about our manner of living and the route we take.
How do you feel about your manner of living? What kinds of preparation and “road construction” do you sense God wants of you at this time in your life?