Mary & Che Guevara

Preparing to preach on the Magnificat on Sunday and have just stumbled across this blog post by Nadia Bolz-Weber on God’s Politics, a blog by Jim Wallis and Friends. A challenging (and judging by the comments controversial take) on what is often read as a devotional chorus, but if read honestly has much more to say. Here she challenges us to read the whole song, and not just the ‘nice’ opening stanzas, and hits us with the revolutionary language of God’s intent or actions in the second half – but as she makes clear, not a usual revolution where the oppressed become the oppressors, but the inbreaking of a whole new world order based on the the humility and power of the Cross and Resurrection. Worth reading and reflecting on.

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