January 2, 2019
(Ss. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen,
Bishops and Doctors of the Church)
John the Baptist said, “I am ‘the voice of one crying out in the desert, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,'” Jn_1:19-28
John made straight the way of those who followed him into the river for his baptism (for the repentance of sins). Jesus made straight our way to the Father through our baptism by water and the Holy Spirit. Now, beloved, it’s our turn to make straight the ways of all who know us, through our love and through our words. This “way” of Jesus is not a winding, contorted pathway. It’s the straight and narrow way of LOVE. Come, follow, and bring as many others along with you as will come.
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