Written by Sister Regina Marie, O.C.D.
Just hours before we approach the Crib, God speaks to us a liberating word. God needs my YES–AND—if it is not yet a perfect YES, I am not disqualified. The Archangel Gabriel didn’t get as faith-filled reception from Zechariah as he did from Mary. Zechariah wanted an explanation from God and his disbelief had its consequences: he was silenced.