Magnificat

My soul is God's glory. Amazing.
         I am awed. I am grateful.

The world thought me lowly
         but I am blessed.

I've been given the Holy One's power: mercy,
         mercy I pass on to generations.



The strength of God blinds the proud,
         confounds those deluded by power.

The Just One takes down the powerful,
         vacates them from their boardrooms,

and raises up the dispossessed,
         gives them justice and honor.

God has filled the hungry with good things
         and sent the rich away whining.



The Great One has helped the little ones,
         with mercy toward the vulnerable,

as always, from the beginning,
         as promised to Abraham and Sarah,

our ancestors,
         and forever.

(Luke 1.46-55)

— December 18, 2017