Today we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation, when Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist. Elizabeth didn't live nearby; Mary's journey was a long one, and she stayed with Elizabeth for about three months.
"Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, 'Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?'"
What does that question, "How does this happen to me?" mean to you? Well, I think there are two ways that we may ask this question. First, in a negative way. "Ugh! How does this stuff always happen to me?" Or, in a positive way. "Wow! How does this happen to me?" I suppose it's all in how you ask. We can either be put off by our circumstances or awed by our blessings. Let's be like Elizabeth and be awed by our blessings.
Father, we're so grateful for all the great things that happen to us. Thank you!! Amen!