December 23, 2017

Luke 1:57-66

Earlier in Luke’s Gospel, when the angel announced the birth of John, Zechariah seemed to ask for proof. At that he became mute. In today’s gospel, Zechariah holds fast to the name of his child given by the angel. At that he regains his speech. The people are in awe of God’s wondrous deed and sense that this miracle is a sign of John’s destiny.

Lord, every person’s life has the potential for being divinely destined, yet so few recognize and cooperate with your holy work. Perhaps they have not been told by parents, grandparents, godparents. Let me be instrumental in sharing this good news.

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