Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A joyful journey: Advent day by day

Wednesday: "Sing out!"

(Reference: 1 Samuel 1:24-28; Luke1:46-56)

Mary is so moved by Elizabeth’s tribute to her and to her Son that she has to sing out her joy. Her Magnificat brims over with praise for the Lord, confidence in the holiness God graced her with and prophetic protest against powerful oppressors. Mary’s song suggests that our prayers are sometimes too domesticated. Late Advent is a season for singing out because “Love, the Guest, is on the way” (“People, Look East,” Eleanor Farjeon).

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