Fr. Charles Irvin
Micah 5:1-4; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45
Elizabeth, this very same celebrating Elizabeth we see in today’s Gospel account, would have to witness that scene and bear that in her memory forever. Can you imagine any mother having to see her son’s head delivered up on a silver platter during a drunken orgy? The word “pain” collapses under the weight of such an enormity. And Mary, the mother of Jesus, the other celebrating woman at that first Christmas party? Can you imagine the pain that she, too, had to endure? What mother is forced to see her son die in tortured agony?