Wednesday, 15 August 2012
15th August 2012 Luke 1:46-55 Virgin Mary
And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.”
Today we remember and rejoice in Mary, mother of Jesus. This is Mary's song when she is pregnant; this is her psalm of joy.
I journeyed with Mary last Advent; if you'd like to read the series of reflection then start with Journeying with Mary Day One