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Wednesday December 21st: Jesus always propels us into action

Mary got up at once and went to Elizabeth.

Luke 1:39 – 45

Today’s Gospel is truly a Gospel of faith, faith with action. Prayer without good work is empty and good work without prayer is also empty. Prayer and action must go hand in hand. Mary shows us this very clearly in the Visitation story.

Mary took Jesus who was growing inside of her to visit her cousin Elizabeth who needed help. The baby in Elizabeth’s womb jumped for joy because he had encountered Jesus. Our prayers must always include listening in faith to the Lord who will always send us to others to take Christ to them.

Let us pray. Lord Jesus, as we prepare for your coming to us this Christmas, we also celebrate your coming over two thousand years ago and we await your second coming with joyful hope. Like your Blessed Mother, may we visit others with your presence within us, and as we come to serve them, may they have meaningful encounters with you. Amen.