Third Week of Advent (Year B) : Friday, 22nd December 2023

Daily Word Of God

Luke 1:46-55

Mary said:

‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord

and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; because he has looked upon the humiliation of his servant.

Yes, from now onwards all generations will call me blessed,

for the Almighty has done great things for me. Holy is his name,

and his faithful love extends age after age to those who fear him.

He has used the power of his arm, he has routed the arrogant of heart.

He has pulled down princes from their thrones and raised high the lowly.

He has filled the starving with good things, sent the rich away empty.

He has come to the help of Israel his servant, mindful of his faithful love

  • according to the promise he made to our ancestors – of his mercy to Abraham and to his descendants forever.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • To be chosen by God to serve Him is an awesome privilege. Mary accepts God’s mission humbly as a “servant” and praises Him for all the blessings that she has received.


  • Mary also fulfilled her mission with unwavering trust and faith in God because she believed that God would surely fulfil His Word as promised.


  • Do you recognize God’s mercy and blessings in your daily life? How often have you praised and thank God?