In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean
town in the hill country,where she entered the house of Zechariah
and greeted Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting,
the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and
exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is
the fruit of your womb.
And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me?
For as soon as I heard the sound of your
greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy.
And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was
spoken to her by the Lord."
And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”
psychotherapist, Thomas Moore, gave a weekend retreat at Wisdom House in
November. Moore explored with participants the sources of soul and spirit that
urge us to dig deep to find where we are at home with our soul and where our
spirit urges us to reach out and create a future full of hope. He is the author
of the New York Times best-seller, "Care of the Soul" and its
companion book, "Soul Mates."