August 17, 2021
Mary’s role is not limited to giving birth to Jesus and mothering him in his childhood. In John’s gospel, she is among the women standing near the cross; in Acts, she is among the disciples awaiting the gift of the Spirit. Through all that happened she continued to see how God was at work through her son, keeping the ancient promises to her ancestors, brushing aside the rich and powerful, and focusing on those as poor and powerless as Mary herself.
Sundays and Seasons, August 15, 2021
Pray that Mary’s song in the Gospel of Luke will remind us of God’s power, mercy, loving kindness, concern for the humble and neighbors in need, and great work in the world for our sake.
Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, August 15, 2021