Magnificat, Nullius Minuat

CW: Mentions of sexual assault I wrote this Magnificat-and-not (nullius minuat) litany for a worship service first celebrated December 31, 2017. The sermon is titled, “Magnificat and #MeToo”. It is a call and response between the Magnificat of Mary (Luke 1:46-55) and an imagined response by Tamar, daughter of David, after she was raped by […]

Magnificat for the Madonna

A pre-Advent meditation… I’m thankful that a teenage girl in a backwater village said yes –Yes to sideways glances.Yes to whispered (and not-so-whispered) accusations.Yes to suspicion from family and neighbors.Yes to the possibility of going it alone.Yes to a million and one other things she couldn’t know would happen.Yes through her fear.Yes through her doubt.Yes […]