AECI Advent 2021 Half Day Retreat: 'The Challenge of Time'
The Magnificat (Luke 1: 46-55)
The 'Song of Mary', in the Gospel of Luke, seems to encompass elements of the past, the present and the future. Her encounter with God has transformed her own understanding of time:
'My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.’
Listen to this version of 'Mary’s Magnificat' (Andrew Carter) at the link below. Keep as relaxed and as still as possible - in body and mind - as the choir pick up the individual words of 'Mary's Song':