Advent: Spend Less

46And Mary said: 

“My soul glorifies the Lord 

47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 

48for he has been mindful 

of the humble state of his servant. 

From now on all generations will call me blessed, 

49for the Mighty One has done great things for me— 

holy is his name. 

50His mercy extends to those who fear him, 

from generation to generation. 

51He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; 

he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. 

52He has brought down rulers from their thrones 

but has lifted up the humble. 

53He has filled the hungry with good things 

but has sent the rich away empty. 

54He has helped his servant Israel, 

remembering to be merciful 

55to Abraham and his descendants forever, 

just as he promised our ancestors.” 

56Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.

Luke 1:46-56