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.
Bishop Robert Barron
Homily for December 10, 2017
Second Sunday of Advent, Year B
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