Magnified at the Edge
(Rev. Paul Raushenbush)

“Mary’s soul magnified the Lord and we understand God differently through the promise of Magnificat itself – with its radical promise of transformation, of elevation, of humbling, of a new heaven here on earth. It is the sermon on the Mount, but thirty years earlier. Magnificent.”

When was the last time you reflected on the revolutionary words of the Magnificat?

Luke 1:46-55

And Mary said,

“My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
His mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
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.”

This episode was written and recorded by Rev. Paul Raushenbush, the Senior Advisor for Public Affairs and Innovation at the Interfaith Youth Core. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Relinquish by Podington Bear and What Child Is This? by Renderings.

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