County Offaly | Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois

Ferbane Parish

Boora | Ferbane | High Street

Fr. Peter's Post



“Prepare a way for the Lord”

The words of John the Baptist came alive for me during a trip to Thailand some years ago. In that country, whenever the King sets out on a journey the police go before him to clear the roads so that he can travel unhindered. All traffic and people must give way to the monarch. In Advent all roads lead to Bethlehem and during this time we the followers of Jesus are asked to make way for the King. We are to remove all obstacles from our hearts that keep Him at a distance. Perhaps there are valleys of hurt to be filled in, mountains of bitterness to be laid low, crooked paths of division to be straightened. Whatever the obstacle, let us use the season of opportunity to put things right. Advent minded people should never live by the ‘rule of tomorrow’.