December 22, 2020

First Samuel 1: 24- 28

1:24And after she had weaned him, she brought him with her, along with three calves, and three measures of flour, and a small bottle of wine, and she led him to the house of the Lord at Shiloh. But the boy was still a young child.
1:25And they immolated a calf, and they presented the boy to Eli.
1:26And Hannah said: “I beg you, my lord, as your soul lives, my lord: I am that woman, who stood before you here, praying to the Lord.
1:27I prayed for this child, and the Lord granted to me my petition, which I asked of him.
1:28Because of this, I have also lent him to the Lord, for all the days when he shall be lent to the Lord.” And they adored the Lord in that place. And Hannah prayed, and she said

Luke 1: 46- 56

1:46And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord.
1:47And my spirit leaps for joy in God my Saviour.
1:48For he has looked with favor on the humility of his handmaid. For behold, from this time, all generations shall call me blessed.
1:49For he who is great has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
1:50And his mercy is from generation to generations for those who fear him.
1:51He has accomplished powerful deeds with his arm. He has scattered the arrogant in the intentions of their heart.
1:52He has deposed the powerful from their seat, and he has exalted the humble.
1:53He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.
1:54He has taken up his servant Israel, mindful of his mercy,
1:55just as he spoke to our fathers: to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”
1:56Then Mary stayed with her for about three months. And she returned to her own house.