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 Hol 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 whop believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”
And Mary said:
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me and holy is his Name. He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation. He has shown the strength of His arm, and has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. He has come to the help of his servant Israel for he has remembered his promise of mercy, the promise he made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children forever.”
MARY remained with her about three months and then returned to her home. THE GOSPEL OF THE LORD. according to Luke 1:30-56.
(think about this…Mary was barely pregnant, yet Elizabeth’s son John knew that Mary’s baby was the Lord. How could this be if the fetus is nothing but tissue as some would say to justify abortion. One cannot be a Christian, believe the New Testament Gospels and still justify abortion. It is time that Abortion is called murder, plain and simple.)
PRAYER: INTERCESSIONS: On this day when Mary has entered into glory, let us bless Jesus Christ our Savior:
R: GLORY TO YOU, O LORD!
Through Mary, ARK OF THE COVENANT, you came to dwell among us: today she swells with you. R
Through Mary, the mirror of grace, you came to reveal to us the Father: today she contemplates his splendor. R
Through Mary, the gate of heaven, you came to crown our hope with fulfillment: today she goes before us into your kingdom.:R
MAY THE GOD OF PEACE HIMSELF MAKE US PERFECTLY HOLY AND MAY WE ENTIRELY, SPIRIT, SOUL, AND BODY, BE PRESERVED BLAMELESS FOR THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. AMEN.