Luke 1:5-25

In today’s Gospel, the angel Gabriel announces to the skeptical Zechariah that he and his beloved Elizabeth will be the parents of the last great prophet, John the Baptizer, the bridge between old and new, the forerunner of God’s Christ. As John, we are all called to the work of a prophet “one who proclaims.” By virtue of our baptism, we are all called to be agents of integrity; consciences of our homes, our ministries.