Geeky Catholic Advent: Saturday of the Third Week of Advent 2018

Gospel Reading: Luke 1:46-56

Highlight: "He has scattered the proud in their conceit."

Reflection: There are a couple of ways we can take this verse. For those who have suffered at the hands of people in power, it might be some comfort to know that while the proud seem to get whatever they want, they will not be rewarded for their pride in the next life. On the other hand, none of us is totally without pride. It was the first sin, and it is the root of most of our sinful behaviors. This is not to say that we should cower in fear of a vengeful God who will punish us for our sins. Rather, God scatters the proud in order to remind them that they can't rely only on themselves. He scatters them in order to gather them back to Himself.

Geeky Quote: "Twice the pride, double the fall." - Count Dooku, Revenge of the Sith

Prayer: Jesus, there is nothing I can do without your help. May I rely only on you, and let my soul magnify your glory. Amen.

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