Normally, people don’t say much about the role of the Holy Spirit in the birth of John the Baptist—mainly because contemporary Mariology blinds them to the actual content of Luke’s gospel. But even for those who pay close attention, few people notice the discrepancy between the first visit of the Spirit to Jerusalem, pertaining specifically to John the Baptist (himself a reference to the Apostle Paul), and the second visit, pertaining not to the Pauline church, but the Jerusalemite community represented by Elizabeth.
Sometimes a visit is not just a visit.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Luke 1:39-41.
Episode 439 Luke 1:39-41
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