Thursday, May 31, 2018

Elizabeth the Prophet

John the Baptist is sometimes called the last prophet in the Old Testament, or the Bridge Prophet, because he links the Old and New Testaments. This morning, Monsignor Moran called our attention to John the Baptist's mother, Elizabeth.

Consider what she said to Mary, in Luke 1: 41-42, "...Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and cried out with a loud voice, saying, 'Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb!'" 

You can always tell a prophet, Monsignor told us, because they don't talk about themselves, but rather they speak of God.  If it were you or I, we'd say, "Guess what happened to me today."  Elizabeth calls attention to the Lord.

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