When God is in the midst of people, relationships are full of life.
We see this in the encounter between Elizabeth and Mary:
there is so much joy, appreciation, sharing, understanding, movement,
life, freedom, peace and uplifting of the soul to praise God.
There is no room for envy, jealousy, hate, violence, numbness, narrowness…
We find the same dynamic of uplifting the soul to God that brings us closer to our
neighbour in the report of the pilgrim. Ignatius says:
“The greatest consolation he received was to look at the sky and the stars,
which he often did and for a long time,
because as a result he felt within himself a very great desire to serve God Our Lord.”
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Hail Mary, full of grace. Our Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among
women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother
of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.