Tuesday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time
The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
As we celebrate the Feast Day of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we celebrate that “Almighty God has done great things for us!”
In our Gospel, God has certainly done great things in the lives of Elizabeth and Mary as they both become pregnant through the gift of God’s grace. Elizabeth in her old age, and Mary being a young girl becomes pregnant through the gift of the Holy Spirit. God has done great things in their lives by bringing these two women together during their pregnancies. Imagine the conversations they might have had?
Elizabeth expresses how God has done great things by bringing Mary to visit her. The child John, in her womb expresses his joy, and how God will do great things through him because of Jesus Christ by leaping in the womb of Elizabeth.
How do we call forth the great thing’s God has done in our lives, and how do we do this in others?
St. Paul, in his letter to the Romans, says, “To call forth the great thing’s God is doing in our lives, and in others, let our love be sincere, anticipating one another in showing honor. Do not grow slack, but always rejoice in hope.”
As we come forward to receive the greatest gift, the world will ever know, the body and blood of Christ, may we allow that grace to help us know the great things that God has done in our lives, and call that forth in other’s lives this day.