Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Advent

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my savior.
for he has looked upon his lowly servant.

The peace of the Lord be with you.

Today our Gospel gives us Mary’s Magnificat. Once again this is a reading that expresses joy. The joy that Mary proclaims today is one of a soul who knows precisely what God has called one to. Once again, this is not something that is available only to the chosen few, but we too can draw in the triumphant expression of this joy in our lives. It’s as simple as uttering the words what is your will for me today Lord?

In the days, weeks, and years to come, may we be glad to make this request, pray for the grace to carry it out, and be joy filled with what God wills for each of us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Readings for Tuesday, December 22, 2020