May 31, 2016
(Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
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.” Lk_1:39-56
So we hear today, that the very first person to recognize and rejoice in the Lord, was John the Baptist, before either he or Jesus were even born. It was a heavenly communication, a heavenly communion! And in response, both Elizabeth and Mary rejoice in their God, their Creator, and soon to be their redeemer as well. Mary, as the co-redemptrix, because of her willingness to surrender all to the will of her God, assisted with the Holy Spirit in the incarnation of our Lord. God is with us! And His name is JESUS! All praise and glory be to God!
What immeasurable Love!
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