The voice of him that cries in the wilderness,
prepare ye the way of the Lord.
Make straight in the desert
a highway for our God.
The beginning of Lent comes at a time of year when I tend to get off track. Lost and wandering in a wilderness of winter doldrums, I yearn for respite. And so today, a voice cries out to prepare. It is time to look where I’m going, to walk a path with a goal in mind, and stop meandering meaninglessly. My path, if straight and true, will join thousands of others harkening to the call. I am not alone on this road. Nor are you.