Today's Gospel: Luke 1:46-56
Mary's Song of Praise, The Magnificat
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
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.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever.
I often wonder how good a heart Mary has... She was given a great privilege and a great burden to carry Jesus' in her womb. I imagine how can she be calm amidst a very distressing event, she was a virgin and yet she was pregnant and she wasn't even sure how her betrothed Joseph would react to the news, but even as these thoughts come to my mind, I also realized how big her faith is in God.. that she willingly obeyed and said "be it done unto me" and how her faith continues to be her legacy until now.
My life is not perfect and there are so many things I hope I can accomplish, I can have, I can achieve and how dissatisfied I am with my life and hope for something better, bigger, brighter and then I see Mary, with this condition and not knowing really what the future holds and yet hold steadfast in her faith, I pray that I may have even just a bit of her faith and perhaps then I can be a happier person... more content in what I have and satisfied that I have everything I need right now and perhaps even more.