A voice was heard to cry out in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths
What does it mean for those who keep watch, to make paths straight? It might mean that we take notice of the weather: clouds, snow, or sun on the horizon; it may mean that we pay attention to the terrain, to road signs; it may mean that we remove debris and clutter.
Whatever we do, the injunction warns us not to do nothing.
This week we remember one who knew how to watch: Nelson Mandela RIP Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement