First, he appears to Zechariah the priest, to tell him that he will be the father of John the Baptist.
Then, a few verses later, he appears to the Virgin Mary to tell her that she will be the mother of Jesus Christ.
Both Zechariah and Mary ask questions of the angel–but with very different results.
Zechariah is rendered mute and unable to speak until John the Baptist is circumcised!
Mary . . . isn’t.
So, what’s the difference?
They both asked questions about the seemingly impossible pregnancies that Gabriel had come to announce?
Why is Zechariah treated so differently?
Is God just playing favorites with Mary?
Or is there a subtle difference between their questions and the attitudes which the questions reveal?
That’s what I take a look at in this podcast and video.
By the way, don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you’ll get a shiny new email whenever I post a video!
OR . . .
Or use the player below at JimmyAkin.com . . .
If you like the information I’ve presented here, you should join my Secret Information Club.
If you’re not familiar with it, the Secret Information Club is a free service that I operate by email.
I send out information on a variety of fascinating topics connected with the Catholic faith.
In fact, the very first thing you’ll get if you sign up is information about what Pope Benedict said about the book of Revelation.
He had a lot of interesting things to say!
If you’d like to find out what they are, just sign up at www.SecretInfoClub.com or use this handy sign-up form:
Just email me at email@example.com if you have any difficulty.
In the meantime, what do you think?