Saturday, December 15, 2007

"He has filled the hungry with good things"

Tomorrow our Gospel reading is Matthew 11:2-11 wherein we find John the Baptizer in prison, asking after Jesus. "Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?" This is the question of every generation and the answer to the two-part query is "yes" to the first half and "no" to the second.

In tomorrow's worship service we also have the option to read or sing the Song of Mary, the mother of our Lord (Luke 1:46-55). It goes like this:

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel,
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
The promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.

In peace,

The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

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