Protestants have been both fascinated and puzzled by Mary since the Reformation, preaches the Rev. Elizabeth Blunt on the feast day of Saint Mary the Virgin. “Christmas Mary we think we know; Magnificat Mary not so much.” But listen closer to Mary’s Magnificat and you’ll hear revolution, celebration, and a surprisingly familiar voice. The readings are Isaiah 61:10–11, Psalm 34:1–9, Galatians 4:4–7, and Luke 1:46–55.
August 15, 2021