Scriptural Reflections

Mary Set out...

"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, 'Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.'"


In more than one way, Mary was on a mission.  And just as she had said to the Angel, "Be it done unto me according to Thy Word," so also she set out in haste to attend to her elderly kinswoman Elizabeth.  There was no thought of delay when Mary knew what she was being called to do.


So there is no cause for delay when we know the Lord's will.  Often, we think to ourselves, "I just don't know what to do..."  Actually, in most cases, we really do know.  If we look honestly at the "options," we can usually determine which is the "right" course of action; which is the "right thing" to do.  What usually gives us pause is the difficulty of doing it.


Mary was not put off by difficulty.  Her only concern was to "do as He says."  That is her advice and encouragement to us as well; "Do as He tells you."


"Fiat voluntas tua!"