Pentecost and the Visitation May 31, 2009

Have any of you reflected on yesterdays feast?  In the year 2009… this is something to truly ponder in meditation…What is God teaching us in this year that ends with the number 9? 

Is it perhaps the gift of life? 

I know many of you are suffering with the cross of infertility and the loss of a child, this is indeed a very heavy cross, no one can take this from you and no one can lighten the burden accept for the Holy Spirit.  I believe these times are exceptionally heavy because of the lack of respect for the gift of the unborn child.  Our country has lost its love for life…. but we who hope for life must turn to the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  May He breath into your soul right now and bring you the peace that you need in this present moment!  May he use the suffering that you are now enduring for His greater glory as He used St. John the Baptist may He enlighten you right now with the many gifts that you have.   

As a wonderful Dominican priest once told me, “Breath Jesus in and breath Jesus out”, this is when we are lacking peace… stretch out your arms and let the Holy Spirit breath into you now.  Reflect on the scripture below and let Our Lord know just how much you love Him, most especially in these trying times.

Yes, it was the feast of Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit, but it was also in memory of the feast of the Visitation….  Do you recall the scripture in the book of Luke?  Let us use this scripture as a time of reflection and let the Holy Spirit bring you rest….

Luke 1:39-55

During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah,

where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and 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?

For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.

Blessed are you who believed  that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”

And Mary said:  “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;

my spirit rejoices in God my savior.

For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.

The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him.

He has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart.

He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly.

The hungry he has filled with good things; the rich he has sent away empty.

He has helped Israel his servant, remembering his mercy,

according to his promise to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”

Our Prayers are with you and we would love to hear from you,
Hannah’s Tears

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