Close to Home: a Safe Haven

It is only after Elizabeth’s blessing welcomes her, that Mary sings. I know, we tend to think of our spiritual lives in the singular, as an individual quest for meaning or purpose. Yet here in the beginnings of Luke’s gospel we find a faith which is inherently communal in nature. For here we see Mary finds her voice in the presence of an encourager, with someone who sees her and recognizes the good which the Spirit is at work in her….and who intentionally blesses her.