Mary’s response to the Angel, who has just told her she will bring Jesus into the world, includes those words in one translation. I heard them at an Advent Service I attended in 1995 at Berkeley Divinity School. I have never been able to get past them.
What does it mean for your soul to “magnify” the Lord? Is it only Mary’s soul that did that? Or can anyone have that experience?
I don’t know except that it’s beautiful, it’s deep, and it’s a mystery.
I’d be interested to know your feelings. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PS Life’s unexpected journeys, and the new places they bring you, like Morro Bay, CA.