Fourth Week of Advent : Tuesday 21st December, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Joy in the Lord: In today’s Gospel, Elizabeth, the cousin of Mary was overjoyed when Mary visited her.  Her child, John the Baptist, leapt for joy in her womb!  Ponder on, “Do our hearts leap for joy when we meet people who love God deeply?  Do we find the peace and joy of God in our challenges?  What brings joy to our hearts?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 1:39-45

Mary set out and went as quickly as she could to a town in the hill country of Judah. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth.

     Now as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? For the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy. Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’