Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord. - Luke 1:45
These are the words of Elizabeth as she greets her cousin Mary come on this long journey to share her joy in the mystery of God at work. Zechariah, Elizabeth’s husband, had had his doubts about God’s plan, and he stands mutely in the doorway. What a contrast in faith here: the priest of the Temple who thought God’s plan too impossible to believe; a very young woman who put her faith in God despite the difficult proposal.
Where might we have stood in similar circumstances? Let us reflect.