“And How Does This Happen To Me That The Mother of My Lord Should Come To Me? “

 

Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. WIth Love and Gratitude, here is the Gospel of Luke  1:39-45    LK 1:39-45

Mary set out
and traveled to the hill country in haste
to a town of Judah, 
where she entered the house of Zechariah
and greeted Elizabeth.
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, 
“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.”

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This is called the “Visitation” where Mary come to greet Elizabeth who is then also pregnant with St. John the Baptist. St. John could already feel the presence of our Lord while in his mother’s womb and leaped for joy, rejoicing at the presence of the Lord inside of Mary’s womb. Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, also rejoices at the sight of our Blessed Mother of Jesus and the knowing that she is carrying God’s Begotten Son, who came into the world for all who believe in Him, so that they too may share in the Eternal Life God has prepared for us all.