What do these words mean to us today? The alien world we live in has made a concerted effort to deny guilt and therefore deny sin. And it seems to have worked! It’s always something or someone else that is at fault in today’s society. Witness the shriveled lines at the confessional!
Original sin leaves us with a great temptation to deny personal sin. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring the call to repent as a necessary preparation for Emmanuel, God with us. As the Alleluia verse today proclaims: “Prepare the way of the Lord…”
First and foremost in one’s heart and soul.