Blessed feast of the Nativity of John the Forerunner! What a wonderful birthday gift we have received today on the Nativity of that same unborn baby in Elizabeth's womb who leapt and rejoiced to have recognized the unborn Christ in his midst!!
"When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”