Originally delivered on December 6,1987
Readings: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; Peter 3:8-14; Mark 1:1-8
Are we too busy or preoccupied to be called to level mountains and fill valleys? Will we be spectators or will we, in fact, work to ensure justice and fairness? We are called to prepare the way of the Lord. We hear in today’s readings we hear that “In the Lord’s eyes, one day is a thousand years and a thousand years are as a day.” That is, justice may not be done in our time, but in God’s time which is a mystery to us. The only question is if we will work to be part of God’s plan for justice on earth.