Today is the Feast of the Gospel That’s Somehow So Familiar You Catch Yourself Saying It Along With The Priest. Without Really Trying. Also known as the Visitation.
Seriously, the Catholic Church doesn’t just like today’s Gospel. The Church like likes today’s Gospel.
The first part of today’s Gospel? It’s the middle of the Hail Mary (and the verses right before it start the Hail Mary). The last part of today’s Gospel? It gets said by religious, deacons, and priests everyday as part of Morning Prayer.
So why is it such a big deal? Because the Visitation shows Mary’s “yes” to God becoming part of her everyday life. And to let us know that it gets real when we say “yes” to God.