This second week of Advent we are in the desert meeting John the Baptist. John reminds us that the providence of God is real. Consider his parents-Elizabeth
and Zachariah. Unlikely circumstances were their occasions of grace in God's plan. The mountains are made low and the path straight with faith. Do not lose hope for we hear: Prepare the way of the Lord! We are praying for your needs and strength
to carry on. John the Baptist, pray for us! Peace!