Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lift up your hearts!

Today is a Magnificat Day! As we see Christmas Day on the horizon we meditate on the Scripture readings that lead up to the birth of our Lord. In the Mass readings for today we rejoice with our Blessed Mother as she proclaims God’s greatness in her song of joy! Let us join her today and praise God along with her. Her prophecy that “all generations will call me blessed” has come true. God has done great things in her – for her – and especially for us. We have every reason to rejoice so...let this be, for all of us, a Magnificat Day!

(From Luke 1:46-56) 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 for ever.”

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