Today we remember the visit Mary made to her cousin Elizabeth when Elizabeth was in her sixth month. Our text states, “Mary set out and traveled in haste to the hill country.”
Back when I was a seminarian, and everything was in Latin, “hill country” was “montana.” That thought cheered up a dark seminary morning. It had me picturing Mary riding a bronco across Montana.
Then, cancelling out that frivolous Idea, I looked up from my assigned pew in the seminary chapel, just as you can look up from the places you always take here. You can rejoice the way Elizabeth did at the thought of this tabernacle bringing Our Lord to us.
We like Elizabeth, can call out, “How is it that the mother of my Lord should visit me?”