Reflection on Luke 1:39-45 ~
My heart leaps for joy at the expectation of childbirth, receiving Eucharist, seeing my wife every morning, and in the encounter of a faith filled Christian. The Holy Spirit’s prompting creates an invitation to talk, become brother or sister, pray together, help recognize Christ in each other and add strength to strength. This offer of Mary and Elizabeth to each other, to be blessed and to bless God, is the fruit possible between ourselves and others from our unique spiritual wombs.
Luke 1 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Mary Visits Elizabeth
39 In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40 where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42 and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. 43 And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? 44 For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy. 45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.”
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 1:39-45.