United States Conference of Secular institutes


The Most Holy Name of Mary

Luke 6:20-26

To Mary, holiness did not consist in walking around with downcast eyes, looking very pious. Mary obviously understood her call in terms of human service. The hungry will be fed, the rich will be sent away empty. God will raise up the lowly and will depose the powerful. The proud will be confused. These are dynamic words spoken by a very intense and courageous person. I think Jesus got his idea for the Sermon on the Mount from his mother. According to Mary’s Magnificat – God will be located in social reversal. To focus too much on where we think God is supposed to be, is to risk missing God everywhere else in this world.