3rd Week of Advent

Zechariah didn’t take the angel’s word for it that he and his wife, Elizabeth, would have a son in their old age. As a result, he lost the ability to speak until he announced the name of the child who would become John the Baptist. Reassured by the angel Gabriel, Mary accepted the message that she would give birth to the Son of God. Chief priests and elders later asked Jesus where He got His authority. The Lord refused to answer unless they gave an opinion on the origin (human or divine) of John’s baptism. The questions hung in the air, unanswered that day. In a world beset by fake news and false hopes, do we find comfort in the Good News because, with God, nothing is too good to be true?