Gospel reading: Lk 1:39-45
Mary set out in those days and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”
Reflection THE MOTHER OF MY LORD SHOULD COME TO ME
Visitations are moments of encounter and joy, as when we visit our relatives, the sick, the prisoners, and persons living alone. Visiting is a gesture of concern, of longing, of love. It means we remember and value people. Visitations bring good news.
Mary’s visiting her cousin Elizabeth brings so much joy not just for the two of them but even for the lives within their wombs. And in this visit, Elizabeth summarizes for us the greatness of Mary: Blessed is she who believed that the Lord’s words to her would be fulfilled.
Have we visited someone lately? Or do we prefer to remain in the comfort of our own homes and concerns?
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