Our voices are the loudest when driven by purpose and faith
Although the typical interpretation of Zechariah’s muteness is that it is a form of punishment, I find more meaning in interpreting it as a need or a necessity to pause to absorb an insight that is very difficult to digest. Mama Mary and St. Joseph were able to process insights from the divine because of the relative strength of their faith; ordinary people cannot be expected to do the same.
Maybe the challenge for us is to recognize when to mute ourselves and when an insight arrives. If such divinely-inspired insight does arrive, the next step is to courageously express and articulate it as best as we could. For all we know, it may be the light that opens our eyes or music that delights our ears.
Luke 1:57-66. His name is John; Zechariah regains his voice
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 357: DECEMBER 23, 2022]