Wednesday, 12th December, 2018
1st reading: Isaiah 40:25-31,Psalm 103
Gospel: Luke 1:39-47
Luke 1:43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
In the game of football, one of the rules states that: ‘A match may not start or continue if either team has fewer than seven players’. Thus in effect, regardless of the ensemble of big names gathered in a team, seven is the minimum requirement. Therefore, even though quality can be crucial in a soccer match, quantity is itself, often an advantage.
Against this backdrop, it has being a common theme to see people asking and looking for more so they can do more. More money, more time, more authority, and the list goes on. Many therefore end up leaning towards strength in numbers, than in quality. Sometimes however, the key to being effective lies not in quantity, but in quality – not in how much or how many, just how well.
Elizabeth’s words to Mary were rather short, amongst them: ‘How is it that the mother of my Lord should come to me?’ Those words however, carried a lot of meaning. We can identify a two-fold dimension: they honoured Mary and with them, Elizabeth created an association with Jesus. A short string of words, ‘the mother of my Lord’, does what others would do in a multitude of words. So sweetheart, you don’t always need more to do more, because even little, when used effectively, can do much.
Remember # Quantity is good, but it doesn’t always save the day.