"When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit." (Luke 1:41)
We spoke a couple of weeks ago about "going home." Which for some didn't really require any traveling. Today I want you to think about where everyone gathers..... in your kitchen? Around the dining room table? The fireplace? When you're excited about something are you talking face-to-face or are you using technology? With technology where are you - at your desk? In your favorite chair?
In the Gospel reading today there are a couple of things to notice and pay attention to. Mary has traveled from Nazareth almost to Jerusalem - the hill country town of Hebron. This is a distance of approximately 80 miles "as the crow flies" but over 100 miles staying on the roads of the time. A young woman, a teenager, traveling with a group (probably strangers) to go visit her relative Elizabeth. This girl who is excited, scared, confused and needing to talk to someone heads to another woman who is one of the best to understand where Mary is coming from. These two women, meeting in a common area - the kitchen? the patio? the eating area? - are sharing the experience of God's presence WITH them and the presence of the Holy Spirit.
So..... where do we get together? Where, and when, are we sharing how we KNOW God IS with us? As Caregivers when are we talking about, and helping, others to strengthen their relationship with God? Are we doing it face-to-face or are we using technology? Either with a cup of coffee (or tea) in a "common" area or by using technology to be feeling and sharing Emmanuel - God WITH us. Something to think about.......
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.