The Eye of God
(Carol Howard Merritt)

Luke 1:47-50
My spirit celebrates God, my Liberator!
For though I’m God’s humble servant,
God has noticed me.
Now and forever,
I will be considered blessed by all generations.
For the Mighty One has done great things for me;
holy is God’s name!
From generation to generation,
God’s lovingkindness endures.

Mary didn’t believe the lies of the cruel empire. Nor did she swallow the bitter shame of her gender. Nor did she trust the intolerance. For though people saw Mary as poor, she knew that she was highly favored by God. They saw a teenage slave. But God saw her as the most blessed among women. They saw a pregnant girl, someone who ought to be stoned. But she understood that she was bearing God.

Even though it went against every fact that surrounded her, Mary could see a world where the hungry would be filled and promises would be kept. Mary could see God’s vision. She dreamt God’s dream.

Mary had the eye of God.

-Rev. Carol Howard Merritt

What does it mean to have the eye of God?

In your own words, what is God’s vision and dream for our world?

This episode was written and recorded by Rev. Carol Howard Merritt. It was produced by Jim Keat. Background tracks include Relinquish by Podington Bear and Instrumental 2 Revisited by Gillicuddy.

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