The more I learn about Mary, the more I love how much of a rebellious world-shaker she is. I left behind the image of a meek, mild, plump middle-age woman sweetly humming a lullaby long ago; but even today I’m constantly surprised at just how daring Mary truly was. The Magnificat is a radically political poem that dares to stand against the status quo of power. Yet it’s depth also transcends politics — and religion, and spirituality, and military might — and creates a whole approach unafraid of declaring aloud whose the world truly belongs to.
Merry Christmas, friends. Peace to you all.