Prepare the Way of the Lord

Posted December 9, 2017 8:35 pm by John O'Brien

Prepare the Way of the Lord

On this second Sunday of Advent we have heard the opening lines of Mark’s Gospel. Mark, who is believed to have been the secretary of Peter and Paul, wrote his Gospel in the year 70 from Rome. It is often said that a writer will put his most important idea in the first line of his writing. Here, the first line is “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, Son of God.” Mark is telling us that there is something new and it is good! So what is the good news of Jesus Christ, anyway?The Jewish people experienced exile for much of their history. And now, while

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