Time and again, we have explained the tension in Scripture between the things human beings construct, which cannot create life, and a mother’s natural womb–the grammatical and factual expression of God’s life-giving mercy in the Bible. Now, in the opening verses of Luke, we find Herod’s building project in Jerusalem totally defunct and sterilizing, even for those who follow God’s teaching. What can be done? Is all hope lost? Fear not, as our old pal Matthew said, “do not be worried…ye of little faith!”
The Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother. For it is written, “Rejoice, barren woman who does not bear; break forth and shout, you who are not in labor; for more numerous are the children of the desolate than of the one who has a husband.”(Galatians 4:26-27)
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Luke 1:5-7
Episode 430 Luke 1:5-7; Music:
Truth of the Legend by Kevin MacLeod
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