Some spiritual writers have described Mary as the first tabernacle since the Son of God resided in her womb. She took the newly and spiritually conceived Savior of the world to her aged cousin Elizabeth, who, after Mary and Joseph, is the first recorded Adorer of our Lord.
herself to be so blessed as to be in the presence of God. Elizabeth
How sad that so many of us today do not share that appreciation when we are in His Presence. Rather than leaping for joy as did John the Baptist in his mother’s womb, we walk by ignoring the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, acting as if He was not here among us.
To have such a great gift, to have a God so easily accessible and not to appreciate that Gift, is one of mankind’s greatest tragedies.