Zacharias was silenced for speaking his own words. Words that build defend and secure the things that serve Herod’s agenda: a thriving community centered by a bountiful temple life.
Everyone believes in and worships this agenda as much as, if not more, than the Romans prayed to their emperors. In reality, the two idols are in symbiosis. A happy mob, a happy emperor, vice versa, etc., etc.
So the silencing of Zacharias becomes more curious, more deafening: a genuine threat to Herod’s temple life.
But then something odd happens. Zacharias starts speaking again. What could he say that could be riskier than silence? Why did it have to be him? Why couldn’t anyone else speak the words?
It could not have been anyone else. And it wasn’t.
It was Zacharias.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Luke 1:67
Episode 449; Luke 1:67
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