And Mary said: “My soul exalts the Lord,
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
“For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed.
“For the Mighty One has done great things for me; And holy is His name.
“AND HIS MERCY IS UPON GENERATION AFTER GENERATION TOWARD THOSE WHO FEAR HIM.
“He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.
“He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And has exalted those who were humble.
“HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS; And sent away the rich empty-handed.
“He has given help to Israel His servant, In remembrance of His mercy,
As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and his descendants forever”
It isn’t known as broadly as it ought to be, but some countries banned the above passage. Can you see why that is so?
It’s the reference to bringing down rulers and exalting the humble.
And it’s the filling the hungry while dismissing the rich with nothing.
Christmas is important in fundieland. But it isn’t important for reasons presented in this Song of Mary. With the implication of toppled thrones and liberated peoples, this text cuts very much against Fundie preaching. Never-the-less, it’s there. You can read it in your own Bible if you want.
Thankfully, Roman Catholics make much of this passage. That becomes another reason why no fundie should make too much of Lu 1:46ff.
Even so, Stuff Fundies Like wishes God’s best to you and yours now and always. A blessed Christmas to you all!