Saturday, December 22, 2007
And Mary said:
My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; and holy is his name. And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him.
He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy: As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever. And Mary abode with her about three months; and she returned to her own house.
Luke 1:46-56 (Douay-Rheims Bible)
Dear Father a humble woman you gave to us for she was chosen among all women. She intercedes on our behalf so we may also know your love as well. But no words could say what she feels other than the ones recorded for all of us to read in the Gospel message. "Her soul doth magnify the Lord," those words are so beautiful and truthful. Think for a moment, should God enter your heart right now with a message of absolute love for you to be his earthen vessel and make His home in you, these very words would also be yours to say. Our souls doth magnify the Lord, imagine that! That's where he longs to be, within each of our hearts as first in thought and last in thought and throughout the day forever on our minds and in our hearts. It's not all that hard to do when we make that conscious choice to put Him first. May we this day and everyday let our hearts open up to our Lord so we may too magnify Him for all time. Amen
Labels: Mary and Magnificat