A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Monday, December 22, 2008

The world upside down

The Magnificat, spoken by the Blessed Virgin Mary in today’s Gospel (Luke 1:46-56), tells of how God turns the order of the world upside down.

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.

The world has been turned upside down for many in recent days.

The Magnificat has much to teach us in these days, not the least of which is that no one is too rich or too poor to escape the hand of God: a hand that brings justice, a hand that brings mercy.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, be merciful to me – a sinner.