Jude Siciliano, OP
Mini-reflections on the Sunday scripture readings
designed for persons on the run. "Faith Book" is
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From today’s Gospel reading:
They were going to call the child Zechariah, after
But his mother said in reply,
"No. He will be called John."
Biblical names have significance and help us
interpret what is happening. John means, "God is
gracious." Elizabeth means, "oath of God" – God is
fulfilling the promises God made of old. Zechariah
means, "Lord remembers" – Israel is in a low point
of its history, but God has not forgotten her.
So we ask ourselves:
What ways do I experience a
"gracious God" in my community of
faith and in my life in the world?
What "promise" do I hear from these
Do I trust that God will "remember"
me and not leave me to face anything
on my own?
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