Today we have two mothers meeting; they are related, and one carries in her womb John the Baptist and the other woman, Mary, carries in her womb Jesus.
The Gospel account says that John, who would cry out in the desert the message that everyone needs to “prepare the way of the Lord,” leapt with joy in the womb of his mother upon hearing Mary’s greeting. John’s message in the desert is the message that we all need to heed as we get closer to the Christmas celebration. May our faith leap with joy at the chance to proclaim our Lord and to prepare the way!
Luke 1: 39 – 45
The Jesse Tree