Today’s reading is known as the Magnificat, or Mary’s Song. This is a song of praise and a song of hope. What does hope look like? What does it look like for Mary?
As her song concludes:
“He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”
What does hope look like for us? What does hope look like for God?