Homily for Tuesday of the 4th Week of Advent Year A
Theme: God’s promise to His people
By: Fr. Benny Tuazon
Homily for Tuesday December 24 2019
Ninth Simbang Gabi, December 24, 2019 (Lk. 1:67-79)
In today’s Gospel it is now the turn of Zechariah, John the Baptist’s father, to praise the Lord. His was a Benedictus, a recognition of God’s wonderful love and action. He stated the role John will play and God’s fulfillment of His promises to His people. Zechariah indirectly asserted the covenant between God and His people, “I will be your God and you will be my people.
Today, the day before Christmas, offers us a time to renew our covenant with God. God has always been faithful. We have always been wanting. Christmas is a remembering of that event when the divine became human in order to lead humanity to the divine. God has shown the impossible to be possible through His humility. Humility will be humanity’s way to eternal life, a union with the divine.
The Incarnation shatters the myth of the impossibility of holiness, of attaining eternal life, and of goodness. Jesus and Mary, both truly human, testified to this reality. Human life, no matter how limited and temporal has the capacity to transcend them and reach the fullness of life in Jesus Christ.
It is now our duty as disciples of Jesus to continue what He started. We relate to each other as brothers and sisters. The Benedictus of Zechariah will be expanded by the generous and loving actions of Christians of the succeeding generations.