What does it mean to "make ready the way of the Lord?" The scripture today shows a God of compassion and love.The way to salvation is revealed in the gathering of the oppressed, Repentance calls those who have more to share with those who have less. As we busy ourselves with gift buying, Fr Lou invites us to consider those who are needy. Does the gift reflect our relationship with the other? Are we more respectful of co-workers and family during this season? Are we teaching our children values and how to have loving relationships? This week, take time to reflect upon this call to conversion.