In our magnificent first reading from the prophet Isaiah, which is echoed in the words of John the Baptist in today’s Gospel, a voice cries out: “Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill shall be made low.” Advent is a great time for us to clear the ground, to make level the path, so as to facilitate what God, with all his heart, wants to do.
Reading 1 – Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11
Psalm – Psalm 85:9-14
Reading 2 – 2 Peter 3:8-14
Gospel – Mark 1:1-8