Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Woman of the magnificat, servant-singer, lowly and lovely Lady, coming in haste with the compassion of God surging beneath your flesh, gather us under your cloak. Remind us that there is room for all of us and there is welcome abundance of Mercy. Let us rejoice with you, tell of the deeds of God again and again and cry out with you of the honour of God, the care of the poor and the coming of justice. You, Mary are the music of God. Your presence moves on all the roads and you step first over the thresholds of the homes of the poor. In your dark countenance and strong hands God's flesh is exposed and we know we are loved, saved and embraced by God in the light that dawns upon us in your great "Yes." In imitation of your stance before God, may we stand open hearted with arms extended towards one another. May we who are born of grace be the beloved children of God and your children who walk to every corner of the earth. We ask this in the name of the Trinity, the Father, the Son and the gracious Spirit.
Amen Amen Alleluia.
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.
For he has looked with favour on his lowly servant, and from this day all generations will call me blessed. Yes, the Almighty has done great things for me and holy is his name.
He has mercy on those who honour him, from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm and has scattered the proud in their conceit,
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones and lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty.
Gospel of Luke, Chapter 1