In Luke 3 we read of John the Baptist preparing the way for Jesus. He apparently spent a good bit of his time answering two questions – “Are you the Messiah?” “What do we need to do to be prepared?” The answer to the former question was, of course, “no.” On the latter question John gives some practical advice: ““Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.”
This talk of preparing and sharing got me to thinking about two other questions that seem to be worthy of contemplation.
Who prepared the way for me? For whom am I preparing the way?
I am reminded of the opening line in Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life:
“It’s not all about you.”