Friday, December 22, 2006

Mary's picture of God

Today's Gospel, the Magnificat, is like Mary's portrait of God. She describes God's features in terms of what God does:
He notices his lowly handmaid.
He works marvels.
He reaches out with a powerful arm.
He scatters the proud.
He pulls down the powerful.
He raises the lowly.
He feeds the hungry.
He dismisses the full.
He helps Israel.
He remembers his mercy.
In knowing the Bible, Mary knew God.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! A new way to look at a familiar story!