Advent Reflection: How to be prepared
Saint John the Baptist received this call: ‘Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you.” It is the case that Saint John the Baptist was sent. From the very beginning of his conception, he was born for a special purpose: “prepare your way before you.” That is to say, Saint John the Baptist was called to prepare the way so that the world know Jesus.
But when I think of Saint John the Baptist, I must think to myself, “Do I prepare the way of the Lord?” Or, is it the case that I make it harder for people to find the Lord? Do I accept the reality that God, from the very beginning of my conception, that I was born for a special purpose?
Each one of us was born for a special purpose. And each one of us faces the risks that come with the special purpose we have been given. For it is the case that preparing the way for God can mean that we clear away powerful, famous and wealthy people who have chosen another way. People who avoid God’s way for what it does to what they value.
Today, prepare God’s way. For despite the challenges, it is the way that leads to eternal life. And this gives peace the world cannot give, peace that surpasses understanding, peace that comes from knowing we live with Jesus forever.
Each day during the season of Advent, you will find an advent reflection from faculty and students at Christian Brothers College High School. To find all the reflections, go to our Advent Reflections page.