Advent Reflection: Who are you expecting?
We all have a plan. Each one of us has an expectation of how it is things will turn out in our lives. Even more, we want to control how it is things will turn out in our lives. We hope our family will do this, or have this, or become this. We hope we will become able to control our job, our tasks, the things we do.
We want to control the larger world too. We wish that our political party could decide all things. We want the Church to be this way or that way. We are certain that if everyone would just do what we expected all would be well.
But today’s gospel reminds us that our God always does things in his own way. And whatever way God chooses to do things, is always the best way. It is always for our own good.
There are those in the gospel story who know that the child born to Zechariah and Elizabeth should not be named John. They were probably convinced before that poor Zechariah and Elizabeth would also die childless. They know many things, but they do not know God.
Yet it is the case that God surprises. What will this child be? What will this mean for me? Everyone is talking. How many will be listening for the voice of God?
Each day during the season of Advent, you will find an advent reflection from faculty and students at Christian Brothers College High School. To find all the reflections, go to our Advent Reflections page.