This has got to be one of my absolute favorite stories in the Bible. (I have to shamefully admit that I liked it in the past merely because it had a female protagonist!)
I had a chance encounter with a blessed brother in Christ, and he said so many things that my heart really needed to hear.
The Holy Spirit works in strange ways indeed!
There’s so much to reflect on, but this is the one thing that was impressed on my heart the most: that I am called to be like Mother Mary — a portable tabernacle.
Mary, even though she was pregnant, rushed to help her cousin Elizabeth in her time of need! Mary must have felt the nausea of morning sickness, the initial discomfort due to crazy hormones and her body’s reaction to them.
Nonetheless, Mary hurried to meet Elizabeth. Upon the meeting of the two women, John jumped in Elizabeth’s womb!
The call to love is this: Can I bring Christ to others even when I don’t feel up to it, how about even in my moments of struggle? When others meet me, will their souls rejoice because they see Christ in me?
Originally posted at Catholic Rambles.