A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Thursday 24 December

2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8-12, 14, 16; Psalm 89;
Luke 1:67-79

The dawn from on high

“Through the tender mercy of our God the dawn from on high will break upon us”. Perhaps these words spoken in prophecy by Zechariah, will be sufficient for us to reflect on today. Jesus is the “tender mercy of God” in human flesh, and with his coming the darkness of our individual and collective sinfulness was, and forever will be, suffused with light. In our own moments of personal darkness are we able to lift our hearts to see the dawn?

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