Prepare the Way

December 5, 2011

Yesterday’s Gospel reminded us of “The Voice of one crying out in the desert” (Mk 1:1-8).   

John prepared the way for Jesus. He helped open people’s minds and hearts to hear Jesus’ message and to accept who Jesus was.

We all have “John’s” in our life, who have helped prepare the way for us and who have opened our minds and hearts. Yesterday during mass, I was thinking of all of the people who have helped prepare my way. I am reminded of how often I have been invited to participate and to be exposed to something new by others. These small, simple invitations often offer me a new way of thinking and living. They invite me to a deeper relationship with God.

Who are the “John’s” in your life?
Are you possibly being a “John” for someone? If so, who?

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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