Previous page

Musings 2004/182

to them that fear him.
  1. He hath shown might in his arm:
he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
  1. He hath put down the mighty from their seat
and hath exalted the humble.
  1. He hath filled the hungry with good things:
and the rich he hath sent empty away.
  1. He hath received Israel his servant,
being mindful of his mercy.
  1. As he spoke to our fathers:
to Abraham and to his seed for ever.

Bearing in mind that Mary was filled with The Holy Spirit when she conceived Jesus in her precious, virginal womb, we can easily understand that her words to Elizabeth must be of infinite worth, in every way, just as are the words of Scripture elsewhere.
Indeed, Mary was so filled with The Spirit of God that at the sound of her voice, Elizabeth cried out (Luke 1)

  1. For behold as soon as the voice
of thy salutation sounded in my ears,
the infant in my womb leaped
for joy.

And as prophesised in Luke 1, we realise that at Mary's salutation, the infant John the Baptist, received The Holy Spirit as the Archangel Gabriel decreed:-

  1. For he shall be great
before the Lord
and shall drink no wine nor strong drink:
and he shall be filled
with the Holy Spirit,
even from his mother's womb.

From this, I think it is perfectly clear that Mary's words are of absolute value and therefore, prophetic. That being a certainty, we can then consider her words as they affect all mankind.
We do not have to debate the prophetic certainty of her words
all generations shall call me blessed for this has most certainly been true for the past 2,000 years.
But Mary then forecasts the events of future generations

on the sure basis that the Christ
is in her womb
and therefore evil
has already been defeated.

She declares the results of the triumph as having already been achieved - which it had.
And so we find Mary's next prophetic statement:

  1. And his mercy is
from generation unto generations,
to them that fear him.

Mary proclaims the great mercy of God which, in The Church today is being proclaimed as never before as e.g., in the miraculous communion between Sister Faustina and Jesus Himself, resulting in the Mercy Chaplet and a renewed, greater understanding of the Mercy brought down upon us by Christ's Passion.
But then Mary's prophecy goes a step further - a step soon to be realised - when she declares:-

  1. He hath shown might in his arm:
he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
  1. He hath put down the mighty from their seat
and hath exalted the humble.
  1. He hath filled the hungry with good things:
and the rich he hath sent empty away.

Here we perceive an era of justice, an era of peace as a result of God's answer to the prayer of His Church, the prayer of Jesus Himself, which is summed up in Jesus' Beatitudes (Matthew 5):-

2  And opening his mouth he taught them, saying:
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  1. Blessed are the meek:
for they shall possess the land.
  1. Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.
  1. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice:
for they shall have their fill.
  1. Blessed are the merciful:
for they shall obtain mercy.
  1. Blessed are the clean of heart:
they shall see God.
  1. Blessed are the peacemakers:
for they shall be called the children of God.
  1. Blessed are they that suffer persecution
for justice' sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  1. Blessed are ye when they shall revile you,
and persecute you,
and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake:
  1. Be glad and rejoice for your reward
is very great in heaven.
For so they persecuted the prophets
that were before you.

These prophetic words of Jesus Christ, reflecting the prophecies of Mary, are yet to be achieved in the world but are in the process thereof.
But then Mary's prophecy goes a step further in the work of man's salvation, in her gracious words:-

  1. He hath received Israel his servant,
being mindful of his mercy.
  1. As he spoke to our fathers:

Next page

Home Page | Ineffabilis Deus: Pius IX | Objectives of this Site -  Heartsare | Catholic Prayers  (Original ) | Around the world Rosary  | Musings | A Word to the Wise  Visions & Dreams | Locutions | Web Sites Which Have Assisted Heartsare | Can we have your input?