Friday, December 19, 2014

The Eloquence of Weakness

No doubt you heard and/or read today's gospel and thought, "I wonder if anyone has some good reflections on this. What does Zechariah's predicament have to do with ordinary human experience?"

Good questions. Your Magnificat Advent Companion 2014 addresses those very questions! (Subscribe to Magnificat. Help feed the Janaro family. Click HERE!) Below we present the Great Thoughts of one "Professor Janaro" ("Emeritus" -- which used to sound cool and important until Benedict made it a household word).

Actually, Janaro writes simply here, for he too has been slow to believe the promise. Will the angel of the Lord one day restore the energy and vigor of his voice? Whatever may be, he struggles now to be open to the eloquence of weakness.


2 comments:

Amanda Rose said...

Thank you for this encouragement. I have felt like I lost my "voice" for this past year or so, and although I feel like I should be writing, and friends encourage me to write, I just feel like I don't know what or how to say anything anymore. And I used to have oh, so many words! I feel "at a loss for any useful words."

John Janaro said...

Merry Christmas, Amanda. The Lord is working deeply in you. Trust in Him. This stuff is just hard, but you're never alone. Patience gains everything. God bless you!