Lectio Divina for 2nd Sunday of Advent, Dec 6, 2020 RSS
Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.
Jesus is not just the preferred way. He is the only Way. Many people may wonder about this teaching. How can Jesus be the only way to heaven? It’s really not that far-fetched of a concept. These days we can’t imagine it being hard to figure out how to get anywhere, with GPS, airplanes, and highways. But it wasn’t always that way. For most of history, most places had only one main road that took you there. If you were going to a village in the woods, you had to take the only road that went there. The spiritual world is much more complex than that, with temptations pulling us in every possible direction. Not only that, but going off the path is not an option unless you want your soul to be put in jeopardy. Evil spirits prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls, and wait for you to stray off the Way like a lion stalking its prey. John the Baptist and Jesus tell us to stay on the Way not only because it is the only way to heaven, but also because we immediately put our souls in serious danger when we leave it.