7th day

«Mary’s visit to Elizabeth makes John leap for joy in his mother’s womb (Lk 1:41)»

-Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel


Comment from our readers…

This visit speaks of the importance of going out to others. Mary reached out to her cousin Elizabeth and this movement brings joy even to the infant yet to be born. What impresses me in this visit is the impact of Mary's assistance which, is source of joy. It seems difficult to me to bring joy by my own, but at any moment, we can "step out" of ourselves to go to others. This is how we will find joy for ourselves.