July 5, 2018

Part II for the Episcopal Herald

Here's the second part of the article I wrote for the Episcopal Herald:
“Prepare the way for the Lord,” cries out the messenger at the beginning of Mark’s Gospel, “make straight paths for him.” Anyone living during the first century within the boundaries of the Roman Empire knew quite well who made pathways straight. Caesar did. Across the empire, the government took on a massive public works project to develop a highway system that would connect the entire domain. Valleys filled, hills lowered, roads made smooth and straight. In ReInvention, Anglican priest, Mark Whittall points out the Roman highway system of the first century was how mass communication happened. Early Christians took full advantage of this communication tool.
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