The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary : Saturday, 15th August 2020

Daily Word Of God

Luke 1:39-47

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; ….’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • The angel said to Mary, “Blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.”
  • On today’s Feast, ponder on how the Lord has done great things for these two holy women:
    • Blessed are you who believe in God’s promise to lead you to holiness, freedom, love, and the mission He has prepared for you.
    • Blessed are you who believe in Christ and remained faithful despite difficulties, doubts and temptations.
    • Blessed are you who trust in God that He will fulfill His Will in your life despite the impossible, the obstacles and the barriers.