SONGS 2:8-14; PSALM 32; LUKE 1:39-45
In the Gospel, Mary travels to the hill country of Judah to be with her cousin, Elizabeth. This visit brought joy to the home of Elizabeth. We too can be agents of divine visitation to others; bringing joy, love and peace to them. During this season, endeavour to visit your relatives and friends, share with them and make them happy. Find time to visit the sick, those in prison and Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. We are in the world of ‘agents’ presently; we have agents for landed properties, cars, visas, and the likes; you too can be an agent of God’s love; care and healing. In line with this theme, the first reading speaks of the endearing relationship between two lovers; God and his people. Mary in her relationship with Elizabeth manifested this love. We are called to emulate and express this same love to one another.
LET US PRAY
Hear in kindness, O Lord, the prayers of your people, that those who rejoice at the coming of your Only Begotten Son in our flesh may, when at last he comes in glory, gain the reward of eternal life. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever. Amen.