December 22nd – Fourth Tuesday of Advent

22Today’s Gospel

“‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord…He has cast down the mighty from their thrones and has lifted up the lowly,’ (Luke 1: 46, 52).”

Daily Advent Reflection

Today’s Gospel is the Magnificat, where Mary reflects on God in the world. God turns the world upside down – God casts down the mighty, exalts the humble, feeds the hungry and sends the rich away hungry. This is the God we profess.

Daily Advent Challenge

“Today I commit to doing something for those on the margin – it might be to buy the Big Issue or do something about famine in the world or Ebola. It might be to Steward my treasure or it might be to Steward my faith by praying for those in need. It might just be to pray for the grace to act in the ways of God.”

Teresa Keogh, Archdiocese of Southwark