Reflections for December 15, 2013

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Luke 1:47–55

Mary proclaims her devotion to God and God’s liberation in her Magnificat. She’s carrying the very one who will continue the work of liberation in the lives of the poor and marginalized. Mary herself becomes a prophet, declaring God’s vision of a world where God has “brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly…filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.” Mary turns toward God in faith and follows the path before her. She takes on the role of bringing liberation to the world. Will we follow her example?

This week what role does God want you to play in the liberation of the poor and marginalized in your local or even global community? What steps might you take this week to step out as a prophet for justice and liberation?

Seasons of the Spirit, Wood Lake Publishing

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