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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Feast of the Visitation

Mary goes to visit Elizabeth and she is carrying Jesus who will communicate with the infant in the womb of Elizabeth. The Holy Spirit inspires Elizabeth to say, "Most blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb." Mary replies with her Magnificat, praising the Lord for all he has done for her. I am sure that Mary must have been composing some of that Magnificat on the journey to the hill country to visit Elizabeth. It is always good to praise the Lord for all He has done for us. We rejoice in His Love.
Yesterday, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, I prayed over this quote from David Richo's "The Sacred Heart of the World: Restoring Mystical Devotion to Our Spiritual Life." The quote is from Johann Tauler, a 14th century Dominican.
"What more could he still do for us that he has not done? He has opened his very heart to us, as the most secret chamber wherein to lead our soul, his chosen spouse. For it is his joy to be with us in silent stillness, and in peaceful silence to rest there with us... He gives us his heart entirely, that it may be our home. He desires our hearts in return that they may be his dwelling place."

It is his joy to be with us in silent stillness and peaceful silence - what a gift!

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