Luke 1:41-45 NRSVue

41When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. 43And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? 44For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy. 45And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.”

Some thoughts on this scripture

Consider Elizabeth: no longer young yet pregnant she seems to have little concern for herself. She preserved a clarity of vision, able to recognise Mary and appreciate her blessedness. I ask for something of her character, to be able to see what is happening around me, to recognise blessing, to rejoice in the good in others.