"My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.
For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden:
From henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty has done great things for me;
And holy is his name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him
From generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
And exalted the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things;and the rich he has sent empty away.
He has helped his servant Israel,in remembrance of his mercy;
As he spoke to our fathers,to Abraham,
And to his seed for ever."
Words of Mary, Mother of Jesus.Words that never cease to nourish my soul,strenghten me in any situation, and enliven my spirit. At Christmas, I offer you these same words as my gift to you, and pray that God will be in total control of your lives in the new year and for ever.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year !