Presentation Ministries
View Cart  ·  Make a Donation  ·  About PM  ·  Contact Us   
Search: PM Catholic Sites   
 Home 
One Bread
One Body
Daily Bread
Radio
Small Christian
Communities
Publications
Audio & Video
Catalog
Retreats
Bible
Institute
Guadalupe
Bible College
 Prayer 
Room

One Bread, One Body

Language: English | Español

All Issues > Volume 20, Issue 3


<< Monday, May 31, 2004 >> Visitation of Mary
 
Zephaniah 3:14-18 or
Romans 12:9-16

View Readings
Isaiah 12:2-6 Luke 1:39-56
Similar Reflections
 

THE BIG SERVE

 
"When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leapt in her womb. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in a loud voice." —Luke 1:41-42
 

Mary, having conceived Jesus and become the mother of God (see Lk 1:43), was led by the Holy Spirit to visit her relative Elizabeth, who was also pregnant. Mary came to serve Elizabeth in the last three months of Elizabeth's pregnancy (see Lk 1:56). Mary prophesied that this visit and service would be part of a great work of God leading to a spiritual revolution where rulers would be dethroned and the lowly would be lifted up (Lk 1:52).

We too visit and serve people. Most people spend much of their lives serving their children, who hopefully will serve them in their old age. Nevertheless, we often do not see our visits and service leading to a spiritual revolution. We need to be like Mary. We must visit and serve while being very conscious of the presence of God within us and being led in submission to the Holy Spirit. When our visits, service, and lives are Marian, they will be part of the great spiritual revolution of the Holy Spirit.

On this last day of May, the month of Mary, the Holy Spirit is calling us to be Marian, so that "the Mighty One" will do "great things" for and through us (see Lk 1:49).

 
Prayer: Father, charge my little actions with power because of my relationship with You.
Promise: "Do not grow slack but be fervent in spirit; He Whom you serve is the Lord." —Rm 12:11
Praise: Mary's kindness toward her elderly relative helped release the power of the Holy Spirit into the world.
 
(For a related teaching, order our tape The Visitation on audio AV 70-3 or video V-70.)
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Robert L. Hagedorn, October 9, 2003
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, October 14, 2003
 
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
Volume 20, Issue 3
  > Today's Reflection
  · List of Reflections
  · Letter to Readers
  · Top 100 Scriptures
  · XML / RSS Feed
  · eBook Edition
 
Subscription Requests
  · Subscribe, change, renew or cancel subscription
  · Sign-up for OBOB daily e-mail
 
Share OBOB
  · Send a sample issue to a friend
  · Order a box of OBOB for your group
  · E-mail a sample OBOB teaching to a friend

 

 

 
Home   ·   One Bread
One Body
  ·   Daily Bread
Radio
  ·   Small Christian
Communities
  ·   Publications   ·   Audio & Video
Catalog
  ·   Retreats   ·   Bible
Institute
  ·   Guadalupe
Bible College
  ·   Prayer
Room
 

Copyright © 2016 Presentation Ministries.
 
Make a Donation · About PM · Contact Us · Link To Us · Privacy Policy