Monday, December 2, 2013

Reflections on Advent


My soul proclaims with wonder
the greatness of the Lord,
rejoicing in God's greatness
my spirit is restored.

To me has God shown favor,
to one the world thought frail,
and every age will echo
the angel's first "All hail!"

God's mercy shields the faithful
and saves them from defeat,
with strength that turns to scatter
the proud in their conceit.

The mighty shall be vanquished,
the lowly lifted up.
The hungry find abundance,
the rich, and empty cup.

To Abraham's descendants,
the Lord will steadfast prove,
for God has made with Israel
a covenant of love.

Adapted from Mary's Magnificat, Luke 1.

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