Saturday, December 22, 2018

Magnificent Message

Mary said: "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. for he has looked upon his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name. He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation. 

He has shown the strength of his arm, and has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones and has lifted up the lowly. 

He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. He has come to the help of his servant Israel for he remembered his promise of mercy, the promise he made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children forever."

This is the Magnificat – Mary’s hymn of praise to the Lord.  Among many things, it reminds us to lift up the lowly and fill the hungry with good things.   That’s a proper Christmas message.

Deacon David Pierce

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