Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Mary, the Consistent
The readings on the feast of the Visitation of Our Lady to her cousin Elizabeth, confirm her perseverance and consistency of life and values. The Magnificat in this context makes special significance. Whenever we are excited or thrilled we burst forth in a great 'speech' - most often of ideals and values - but not necessarily something that we consistently live out all through our life. Most often we falter in those very areas we 'proclaim'. However in the case of Mother Mary, her Magnificat was a song of praise, an offering of a consistent life and living.