Sg 2:8-14 or Zep 3:14-18a; Lk 1:39-45
Mary and Elizabeth could be two football moms chatting over the back fence, steeped in the ordinary. Pregnancy has prompted many women’s conversations—except that in difficult circumstances, these two don’t grumble; they praise.
It’s a rare occasion in the Bible where two women prophesy, without a male presence. They speak from their deepest identity as God’s daughters, or as Vatican II might have said, the people of God.
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