In the wilderness prepare the way of the Holy One,
make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Not that God can’t come ’till we get it right,
not that we have to hurry up and clean house
before the householder comes,
but that the Beloved is coming,
and asks us to trust.
Not that we need to get the work done,
but that the Beloved is already working,
and we are asked to prepare for the victory parade.
How can we be so bold,
when injustice haunts, when evil rides unchecked?
By trusting in the power of gentleness
and the victory of compassion,
and by doing justice, which opens our eyes.
Justice arises from people who have hope;
their hope arises when they do justice.
Prepare your way in me, O Holy One.
December 1, 2020