Today's Art and Soul offering is a Ben Wildflower creation which sums up the radical hope for societal transformation which was proclaimed in Mary's Song, known as Magnificat - a text set for today in the Revised Common Lectionary that we use.
There is an article in the Washington Post about the revolutionary themes of Magnificat here and more information about Ben Wildflower here along with the opportunity to buy a print of this artwork.
And Mary said,
‘My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,
for he has looked with favour on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
His mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
to Abraham and to his descendants for ever.’