Today’s Thoughts: Mary's Magnificat one of the most beautiful prayers. It reflects her trust and faith in God. It reflects her commitment to God's plan for her. Each evening I pray this prayer hoping that as I live life, I can have the same trust, faith and commitment in and to God.
Think of the setting in our Gospel today. Mar find herself at Elizabeth house having travel some 90 miles either on foot or by donkey. She is with Joseph, her husband, but the child she carries is not his. We might ask what does she have to be thankful for? For what can she praise God? Yet, her prayer is a prayer of praise. She praises God first and foremost for his love for her.
Both women in the scriptures today teach us about praise, commitment, trust and faith. Mary and Hannah are models of what it means to be a friend of God, of what it means to be beloved by God. They teach us true friendship and commitment.
Perhaps as we prepare in these final days before Christmas, we might look at our own friendship with God and renew our commitment to proclaim God's greatness in our life!
Have a great Saturday everyone!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
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