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Monday, January 25, 2016

 

…And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for you shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the Sunrise from on high shall visit us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet onto the way of peace.” (Zacharia’s Prophecy, Lk 1: 76-79)

 

In the past few days I’ve been thinking a lot about “the way of peace” mentioned here by Zacharia, the father of St. John the Baptist, in his prophecy about his own son, and about “the Sunrise” or “Orient” from on high, the Messiah. We know that this “way of peace,” which gives “light to them that sit in darkness,” is the way of the Cross. Because the Mess...

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