Was exhausted last night so here’s yesterdays…
I love the way that these two reflections work together:
Poor old Zechariah. A perfectly understandable wobble in the face of apparently ridiculous news and he’s struck dumb for questioning. This is, as Maggi points out, apparently quite unfair since plenty of others have encountered God and demanded proof. Sara
Not surprisingly, when he is told, Zechariah is incredulous – he can’t believe it. He wants to know how it can happen – a perfectly reasonable question. He knows it is humanly impossible. Zechariah wanted some proof, some tangible evidence – I guess he got it in losing his voice! Perhaps to hear, he needed to be silent? Pam
And Maggi notes that that silence is symbolic and deeply meaningful – not a punishment, but a response to the sign that Zechariah asked for.
Today’s instruction from Ron Glusenkamp calls for us to reshape something that appears ‘useless’ into something of value – reminds me of my friend Christina who’s very good at this:
Take a card, note or picture that you have and reuse it by sending it to someone in need of restoration.
And today @briandraper says there’s a value in those selfies…
[Jesus] can see perfectly what the poet and priest John O’Dononue managed, at least, to glimpse: that ‘behind every face, there is something eternal going on’.
Amen – and glad he can, as I think I just look shattered: