Dear Brothers and Sisters,
How beautiful Mary is, as we “see” her in the Gospel for this Feast – going with haste into the hill country to visit her cousin Elizabeth, whom Mary learned from the angel is with child in her old age! How docile Mary is to the Holy Spirit Who overshadowed her and Who now is leading her to carry Jesus in her womb! How beautifully Mary sings His Praises to her cousin!
It reminded me of this verse in Isaiah:
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the one bringing good news,
Announcing peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation, saying to Zion,“Your God is King!" (Isaiah 52:7)
Mary is the true icon of the Church - for we too, if we are docile to the Holy Spirit, will hear the Lord Jesus’s words: “Go make disciples…” (Mt. 28) and go with haste. The Church exists to evangelize. We like Mary, by the power of His Holy Spirit, carry Jesus spiritually wherever we go. How beautiful is the Church when we are living as Mary did in this world!