" when Elizabeth heard the greeting from Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit " . Wow! That was fast. What an ordinary sequence of events leading to a manifestation of the mystery of faith; so extraordinary. What a stretch of credibility for some that a mother would hear and believe from the womb and confess it to Mary. That faith would lead to the groundwork of the relationship between Jesus and John the Baptist. Such is the mystery of faith, ever a gift. I guess Elizabeth was the first person to know about it, but it wasn't from Mary. She just knew! What's the point? Well, I guess that despite the supposed rhetoric from Mary it was a shock and an elder woman and a friend would have been consoling and shared an insight that was God given as well. Matter of fact we are in a realm of fragility about these matters and holding onto a stretch of credibility that is easily hammered. Fragile? Me OK, TS Eliot, OK, but Mary and Elizabeth and poor old Joseph. Why not? They were just folks.
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