3rd Sunday of Advent – Joy

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Mary said:
“My being proclaims
the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit finds joy
in God my savior,
For he has looked upon
his servant in her lowliness;
all ages to come shall
call me blessed.
God who is mighty
has done great things for me,
holy is his name;
His mercy is from age to age
on those who fear him.

He has shown
might with his arm;
he has confused the proud
in their inmost thoughts.

He has deposed the mighty
from their thrones
and raised the lowly
to high places.
The hungry he has given
every good thing,
while the rich
he has sent empty away.
He has upheld Israel his servant,
ever mindful of his mercy;
Even as he promised our fathers,
promised Abraham and
his descendants forever.”
Luke 1, 46-50