Feast: Visitation of the Mary: Friday 31st May, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Mary responded instantly to God’s promptings to visit her cousin Elizabeth; who was pregnant in her old age; through God’s Intervention.  Ponder on, “Do we “justify” and “delay” or do we act promptly, like Mary, when we are inspired by the Holy Spirit?  Are our emotions ‘blocking’ us from living God’s Will?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 1:39-47,56

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

Now it happened that 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? Look, 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.’

And Mary said: ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour …’

Mary stayed with her some three months and then went home.

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