46 Mary said, “With all my heart I glorify the Lord!
47 In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior.
48 He has looked with favor on the low status of his servant.
Look! From now on, everyone will consider me highly favored
49 because the mighty one has done great things for me.
Holy is his name.
50 He shows mercy to everyone,
from one generation to the next,
who honors him as God.
51 He has shown strength with his arm.
He has scattered those with arrogant thoughts and proud inclinations.
52 He has pulled the powerful down from their thrones
and lifted up the lowly.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
and sent the rich away empty-handed.
54 He has come to the aid of his servant Israel,
remembering his mercy,
55 just as he promised to our ancestors,
to Abraham and to Abraham’s descendants forever.”
In Mary’s song, she talks about a single, undivided event that happened. Yet, Jesus is not yet born, so what can she mean? Think about the story at the heart of Christmas as you recall Einstein’s lesson, “Space-time is distorted by any matter that is contained in it.” Mary’s language is both history and promise because of the event that distorted all space-time. We call it the incarnation. Let us welcome the bending of our hearts around the love God births into our world.
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