Monday 2 January
Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops, Doctors
Gospel – John 1:19-28
“a voice that cries in the wilderness: Make a straight way for the Lord”. It’s a voice that cries in the wilderness. A voice that is to be heard… a voice that awakens…a voice that guides…a voice that echoes…a voice that breaks the silence…of the wilderness, in the difficult moments of our life…in the beautiful moments of our life…in the challenging moments of our life. “Make a straight way for the Lord”. Because the Lord wants to be with you. The Lord wants to be with you when you’re crying or smiling. He wants to be there. He awaits our consent. He awaits our welcome as He respects our freedom. He wants a straight way to our heart. Nothing stands in His way. A straight way there are no curves…curves that I build to keep my selfishness, curves that I build to protect my ego. Let’s reflect: How straight is the way of the Lord to my heart?