Like Abraham and Sarah, Zechariah expresses doubt when God promises that a child will be born to him and his wife in their old age. Since he doubted, God silences Zechariah until the child is born.
What if we were to receive the most precious desire of our heart today?
How would we respond?
Can we reflect on this, in a journal or notebook using our own words?
Also try to reflect on the times when we experienced periods of doubt, silence, listening or waiting.
This Sunday’s Gospel depicts that such periods of ‘spiritual stillness’ can be a prelude to some new birth in our life, as it was for Zechariah and Elizabeth.