John the Baptist is our model for this advent preparation. "Prepare the way of the Lord" is a common usage during this season. Just like the people of the time of Jesus, we are being called by the one that prepares the way of the Lord, and in today's world, it could be anyone who bears witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
That being said, we are all called to imitate John the Baptist in paving the way for the coming of the Lord. How often do we live up our mission as new John the Baptists of our time? Let us, brothers and sisters, continue to deepen our spiritual preparation during this few more weeks in this advent season so that when we celebrate Christ's birth on Christmas, we are all blessed with the joy and peace of salvation.