Reflection: A generous response

A reflection written by Sr Margaret fcJ for Daily Prayer,, a website of the Australian Jesuits. Margaret has been a teacher and nurse. She now works as a spiritual director at Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality in Melbourne. She reflects on how both Mary and Elizabeth felt joy at receiving a special gift from God in the form of a promised child, a gift which many other women and men have also yearned for.

Can you remember a time when your heart skipped a beat when someone visited you to share joy?

Let us try to put ourselves in Elizabeth’s place and imagine her story. Like her husband Zechariah, she is an exceptionally good woman, getting on in years and childless. Read more…