Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for Dec. 10, 2023 -- Second Sunday of Advent

Reflection for Dec. 10, 2023 -- Second Sunday of Advent

Straightening the path

Now is the time to turn away from habits that do not lead us to God

by Sister Agnes Fischer

Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way.
A voice of one crying out in the desert: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” (Mark 1:2-3)

Straighten out and fix those paths so that …

  • Our marriage relationship continues to reflect its early loving and sharing.
  • Our business dealings are open; and we give honest service for an honest wage.
  • The scale by which we judge sometimes tips a little in favor of someone who may need a hand up.
  • Our criteria about premarital chastity, conjugal fidelity and family values may challenge the current propaganda.
  • In our home, children learn that what we profess to believe corresponds to how we live.

By paths such as these Jesus can surely come to us; and we can travel toward Him.


Debbie Tahany
12/08/2023 9:32 am


Thanks...lots to challenge in simple terms! Come Lord Jesus!

Rose M Jochmann
12/08/2023 10:33 am

Thanks for the practical suggestions to make straight paths in our live.

12/09/2023 10:12 am

Good ideas Aggie, if only!!!!!!

John Hansen
12/09/2023 4:09 pm

Well spoken! Thank you for sharing.

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