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Liturgical day: Sunday 4th (C) of Advent

Gospel text (Lk 1,39-45): Mary then set out for a town in the Hills of Judah. She entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leapt in her womb. Elizabeth was filled with Holy Spirit (…)
Mary then set out for a town in the Hills of Judah. She entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leapt in her womb. Elizabeth was filled with holy spirit, and giving a loud cry, said, «You are most blessed among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb! How is it that the mother of my Lord comes to me? The moment your greeting sounded in my ears, the baby within me suddenly leapt for joy. Blessed are you who believed that the Lord's word would come true!».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today, Saint Mary - with Jesus in her womb - visits Elizabeth and Zechariah. And then a beautiful scene takes place! Elizabeth carries in her wonb John, of six months. John already acts as a prophet of the Savior: from the womb of his mother, he hears the voice of Mary and jumps for joy. Jesus, who has not yet been born, has come to earth!

- Elizabeth notices and reacts with great joy. How about you and your joy?