"Your ways, oh Lord, make known to me;
Teach me your paths,
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
For you are God my savior."
Those above were from the responsorial psalm for Dec. 23, 2010 readings. The quote is remarkable for Christian faith as it calls for prayers...yes, for us to bend our knees and to call for His guidance and help. That we just have to humble ourselves and pray for the things we desire balancing the truth and goodness according to His will. It also speaks on God being the way to all our concerns, may it be in sin and being the upright as He is, he has the heart for the humble who seek his guidance. The responsorial psalm also reminds us on the covenant and keeping His inturctions for better living.
The first reading was from Malachi 3:1-4, 23-24 . It speaks on the Lord's coming. I personally think this is a bit scary how the Old Testament presented this reading. But anyhow, I think the message is CHANGE that if we know we are in a terrible situation or may have enjoyed sin these times, the Lord reminds us to change and do better things. And that we don't have to be afraid of changing our evil ways and do good instead and He himelf reminded us to be good, do good and turn our hearts to God.
The Gospel is from Luke. Again, it speaks on Elizabeth, this time on giving birth to a son. If we can recall in the previous gospels, the Angel mentioned to Mary that the baby be named, John and in this gospel despite the pressure that the baby be called Zechariah after his father. Elizabeth contested that the baby be called John and when the father was asked what the baby would be called, Zechariah worte in a tablet saying John is His name.
And you know what? Zechariah was MUTE that was why he wrote his desire in a tablet for the baby's name following the will of God and right after that very moment, he began to speak again! It was indeed a miracle his mouth was opened, his tongue freed, and he spoke of blessings from God. Everybody who were there in that moment were amazed for they knew that God was at work, first of giving Elizabeth a child despite her old age and letting the mute Zechariah speak.
I love the gospel. It speaks on the goodness of the Lord and truly nothing is impossible for Him. If we can notice, John is Jesus's cousin who was with Him in his journey that time. And he is the John in the book of New Testament that we read. Anyhow, what's your Christmas wish? :)
|"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.||LUKE 11:9|