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A work of art, courtesy of Enfleshed

This bold artwork, with a quote taken from 'The Song of Mary' (aka The Magnficat) from The Gospel of Luke Chapter 1 verses 46–55, says so much about where I believe faith should stand, and a call for justice which is inherent in our faith which is so often ignored. I could say so much about the sanitization of scripture and liturgy by the church over centuries - but perhaps best to allow this piece to speak for itself. 

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.’

Luke 1.46-55


Alastair Singh-McCollum