Reflections on the Daily Readings
from the Perspective of Creighton Students
December 19th, 2012
Bio | Email: MeganLightfoot@creighton.edu
As we are continuing to prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, we have in today’s Gospel the story of Gabriel revealing to Zechariah that his barren wife, Elizabeth, will bear a son, John. After Gabriel explained to Zechariah what would happen, his first response was “How shall I know this?” Zechariah had little faith of how his wife was going to bear a son, just like many times we have little faith in God’s love and presence within us and trusting in God’s care for us. I find myself asking God countless times, how do I do this? How do I become holy? How do I pray? How do I discern what your will is for me? How do I stand up for my faith in the world we live in today? How do I love? I am caught up in asking how, when the answer resides deep within. The answer is Jesus Christ, who is within each and every one of us. Through our relationship with Jesus Christ we have the strength to do all things. One of my favorite bible verses is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” –Philippians 4:13. Jesus Christ is not weak therefore with Jesus within each and every one of us, we are not weak. God responds to our endless questions with His gift of love. God is patiently waiting for our response of yes to His love.
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