How: Day 2 Reflections
46 And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.”
This passage is known as “Mary’s Song.” Imagine what sort of melody might accompany these words. What tempo and mood would ﬁt them? Why?
Mary says, “All generations will call me blessed.” In What sense do you see Mary
as blessed? In what ways do you see her as more challenged than blessed?
Some of Mary’s words say that God deposes the mighty from their thrones and sends the rich away empty. How might such changes he a sign of coming salvation?
If you were writing a song today about what God has done in your life, What events and relationships would you include ? Why?
Sit in God’s presence and reflect on how future generations will consider you blessed. How has God acted through you and in your life?
Pray a breath prayer.
For a breath prayer until your next time of reflection, consider praying, “God of joy, come into the world through me.”