“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior...”. These are the joy-filled words of a young woman who recognizes that God is growing within her.
But Mary’s song also challenges us to examine our values and behaviors. How often do we see ourselves as “lowly savants”? In what ways are we “the proud”, “the mighty” and “the rich”?
As we begin the final stretch of Advent perhaps we can pause and ask how God has grown within us and how we have grown within God. What is God calling us to do differently as a result of that growth?
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