3rd Week in Advent : Thursday 19th December, 2019

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Fear – Faith: In today’s Gospel, the angel assured Zechariah that he should not be afraid and that his wife, even in her old age would conceive a son.  However, Zechariah did not believe even though he was a man of God.  Do we have doubts in God’s Will?  Pray for the wisdom to overcome the fears of our lives.

 Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 1:13-14, 18-20, 24-25

The angel said to Zechariah, ‘Do not be afraid, for your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth is to bear you a son and you shall name him John. He will be your joy and delight and many will rejoice at his birth. Zechariah said to the angel, ‘How can I know this? I am an old man and my wife is getting on in years.’

The angel replied, ‘I am Gabriel, who stand in God’s presence, and I have been sent to speak to you and bring you this good news. Look! Since you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time, you will be silenced and have no power of speech until this has happened.’

Some time later his wife Elizabeth conceived and for five months she kept to herself, saying, ‘The Lord has done this for me, now that it has pleased him to take away the humiliation I suffered in public.’