Daily homily thoughts, 12/19

Today we hear about the wife of Zorah in our first reading, and Zechariah’s wife Elizabeth in our Gospel.  Both women had been barren and prayed desperately for the gift of life.  They wanted a child.  In both cases, and angel came to their rescue and announced life to them.  It is all of our jobs to pump life and love into the world. The angels commission us the same.