A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Monday 24 December

2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8-12, 14, 16; Psalm 88 (89):2-5, 27, 29; Luke 1:67-79

God visiting us

The prayer of Spirit-filled Zachariah, known as the Benedictus, begins and ends with God ‘visiting’ the people (1:68, 78). Reference to God visiting can imply judgement, but not here. Dawn and light will come ‘by the tender mercy of our God.’ In other words, through the ministry of John and the ministry of Jesus. When have I experienced the tender mercy of God visiting me?

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