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Homily (Reflection) for 23rd December, 2016: Weekday of Advent on the Gospel

 
Mal 3:1-4.23-24;
Ps 24:4-5.8-9.10.14. (R. Lk 21:28)
Lk 1:57-66.
Topic: Insist on God.
In today’s gospel, Elizabeth bore a son whom their neighbour with every good intention wanted to name Zechariah after his father but his mother insisted on John, a name given by God before he was conceived, cf. Jn 1:13. Her neighbours wondered why the choice of the name because none of their relatives go by that name. As a result, they resorted to Zechariah who was then unable to speak because of his doubt, cf. Lk 1:18-20. He requested for writing material and wrote “His name is John”. And immediately, his mouth opened and his tongue freed, and he began to speak and to praise God.
Often we go against God just because of our quest for peoples support. We should remember that “With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes” (Ps 60:12; cf. Ps 108:13). We need God’s favour and not man’s, cf. Lk 1:30. And most importantly, deciding to go for the world is a decision to go against God who so much loves us and has also done everything good for us, cf. Jas 4:4; Jn 3:16; 1Jn 4:9.
Dear friends, insist on God always as Elizabeth and Zechariah did in today’s gospel. He has the best for all of us and loves us so much more than anybody. Hence, He assures us: “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you” (Is 49:15).
Bible Reading: Jas 4:1-10.
Thought for today: Choose today whom to follow, cf. Josh 24:15.
Let us pray: May God help us to insist on Him alone all the days of our lives – Amen.

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