Who Brings Down the Mighty?

Who Brings Down the Mighty?

The Final Advent Candle to be lit this weekend is named Love. The text is Luke 1:46-55. This passage is famously called The Magnificat. It is the song Mary sang after her cousin Elizabeth praised her for believing God’s Promise. Here’s the interesting thing about this...
Who Has the Power?

Who Has the Power?

Today’s reading from the Narrative Lectionary is Luke 1:46-56. This is Mary’s famous song, traditionally called the Magnificat. I wrote about it yesterday in the blog post titled “Blessed is She Who Believed.” That post elicited some positive response. One reader...
Blessed is She Who Believed

Blessed is She Who Believed

The scheduled reading for today is Luke 1:39-45. At first glance it may seem like this is a transition passage between the big announcement to Mary that she would conceive, even though she is a virgin (Luke 1:26-38) and Mary’s famous song (the...