Concepts create idols; only wonder grasps anything. - St Gregory of Nyssa

Friday, June 22, 2012


To contemplate the miraculous dumbness of Zacharias the high-priest: "And behold, you shall be dumb and unable to speak until the day when these things come to pass, because you have not believed my words which will be fulfilled in their proper time" (St. Luke 1:20): 

1. How Zacharias did not believe the angel of God that the old womb of his wife [Elizabeth] could conceive and give birth and how, because of that he was struck dumb according to the words of the angel; 

2. How, even I am, as though struck dumb when I cannot sufficiently speak about God's miracles because my faith is small.

from the Prologue.

"Oh Lord, open my mouth..."

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