“In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the desert.” (LK 3: 1-2)
How precise is the description of God’s word coming to us as we meet in today’s Gospel: when: “in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea,” to whom: “to John the son of Zechariah,” and where: “in the desert.” God knows perfectly our times, where we are and in what circumstances. God knows perfectly when precisely to come to us and how to answer all our needs. We are loved and protected.
“Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths: all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” (Gospel Acclamation)