Mon. Dec 11th, 2023

Saturday of Week 25 – Zech 2:5-9,14-15a; Jer 31:10-13; Luke 9:43b-45

A wall

Built by man, man can destroy

Today in the first reading we hear about the vision of the prophet Zechariah.

And then, while the angel who was talking to me stood still, another angel came forward to meet him. He said to him, “Run, and tell that young man this, ‘Jerusalem is to remain unwalled, because of the great number of men and cattle there will be in her. But I – it is the Lord who speaks – I will be a wall of fire for her all round her, and I will be her glory in the midst of her.’”

Old stories, old prophecies. But today isn’t it the same? And today, it’s not the wall, nor the fences, nor powerful armies that best protect us against enemies, but God. The wall, barbed wire, armies, like any human work, can be defeated by other people. When you are in the care of the Most High . . .

It is not that a believer is not affected by any evil or misfortune. But his life story will definitely have a happy ending.