Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary : Friday, 31th May 2024

Daily Word Of God

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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Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • Elizabeth’s greeting of great respect for Mary was a sign of another confirmation to her that the child in her womb was of God’s Providence.


  • How often has God given us signs that His providence is at work in our lives e.g. when we sense that our service to the Church, the poor etc. are blessed by God.


  • Continue to develop a keen sense of the presence of God in your life and how His providence is sustaining you and making it possible for you to continue to serve Him, which is a great honour.