Today is the Memorial of St. Ambrose. In Reading 1 from Isaiah 40, we hear "A voice cries out: In the desert prepare the way of the LORD! Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God!" This was before Jesus came into the world. This same verse is still relevant because now he comes to us each time we receive him in the Holy Eucharist. The desert and the wasteland are now us and we must prepare ourselves properly so that the Lord may find us easy and comfortable to enter.