Feng Xiang: My heart exalts the Lord (Luke 1:46-55)

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The story of the birth of Jesus is not found in Paul’s epistles and in the Gospel of Mark, perhaps not yet in circulation at that time (1950s and 1960s). Although the “Gospel of John” comes out late, because the Son of Man is equated with the holy word, “In the beginning there was a word: the word was with God, and God was the word”, John 1:1, because the doctrine is different, so it does not write about birth. Only the two Gospels, Matthew and Luke, tell this story, but the plots are completely different. Matthew (as we traditionally call the anonymous author of the Gospels) says that Maria was pregnant before her consummation, and that her fiancé, Joseph, was dissuaded by an angel when he tried to break up the engagement. Then, the three wise men of the East came to offer their gifts and worship the newborn as the king. King Herod was shocked when he heard the news and ordered the slaughter of the Bethlehem baby boy, and Joseph’s family fled to Egypt. These are all things Luke didn’t know. According to the latter, the angel Gabriel descended to earth and prophesied to Mary the conception of the Holy Spirit, when the Virgin “was not yet recognized with a man”, Luke 1:34. The scene changes from Bethlehem, the hometown of King David, to Nazareth, a small village in Galilee. After that, the author did not explain whether Joseph’s wife had intercourse or not – they could “recognize each other” without interfering with the conception of the Holy Spirit. The legal rights of a fiancé are equal to that of a husband, so both the Syriac translation and the ancient Latin version refer to Mary as “his wife”. Scholars believe that the third gospel alone does not seem to rule out that Jesus was born of Joseph. At least, as a father, he never doubted, nor did he have any thoughts of divorcing his wife. What Luke calls “the covering of the Holy Spirit” and the “shroud of power” simply consecrates the infant as “the Son of God”, that is, the righteous or the holy (Wilmeckia, p. 77): what you have born will be holy, shall be called the Son of God, 1:35. According to Jewish tradition, righteous people, like anointed kings, like David, 2 Samuel 7:14, Isaiah 42:1, Psalm 2:7, 89:26, may be called Sons of God, Sons of the Most High (“Dead Sea”). Scroll 4Q246, 2:1). Thus, the author later states that Jesus was made the Son of God by baptism or resurrection, 3:22, Acts 13:33. This should be one of the earliest creeds of the Christian congregation. “The love that came first, with wings before her, sang: Hail Mary, full of grace”, Ave Maria, gratia plena (The Divine Comedy 32:94). She whispered back: willing to be the handmaid of the Lord, may what you said come true, 1:38. As a result, the Holy Word became very small and became flesh, as the mystic master Eckhart (Meister Eckhart, 1260~1328) said: What the heavens could not accommodate, lay in Maria’s womb. The Son of Man came into the world as the son of Eve and grew up for a crucifixion “hour” that changed human history (and chronology). Ecce homo, behold, this is the man, John 19:5 – so the Father “drawn” his own likeness, and made a god in the flesh, breaking the second ten commandments (forbidding the creation of idols), Exodus 20:4. Here is what Maria sang when she was pregnant, a song of thanksgiving, skillfully woven from scriptures and sayings. My heart magnifies the Lord 47 My spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; 48 For he looks upon the lowly handmaid, yea, henceforth all generations will call me blessed! 49 The Almighty’s deeds for me are the most holy, and his name is; 50 His love endures for all ages to those who fear him. 51 Ah, with his mighty arm he drives away the arrogant; 52 He overthrows princes on thrones and lifts up the lowly; 53 He feeds the hungry and the rich drive away empty-handed; 54 He helps His faithful servants of Israel will always remember his steadfast love55 as he promised our ancestors to Abraham, children and grandchildren forever. Note 1:46 Heart, psyche, breath of life, life, spirit, 2:1 below (Hannah’s Prayer). 1:47 Spirit, pneuma, wind, air, spirit, life. This sentence cites Isaiah 61:10, Hab 3:18. 1:48 The lowly handmaid, Literal translation: The lowliness of his handmaid. 1 Ci Sam 1:11, showing reverence compared to Hannah who was born. Blessed: “Blessed” by “fruits of the womb,” Called Our Lady, 1:42-43, 11:27. 1:49 Most Holy, is His Name: Quote Psalm 111:9. 1:50 Mercy, eleos, the character of the righteous, from the grace of God, 10:37. This verse quotes Psalm 103:17. 1:51 Arrogance of heart: As far as moral beliefs are concerned, as opposed to “the lowliness of a handmaid,” Proverbs 16:19. This verse quotes Psalm 89:10. 1:52 The lowly, tapeinous, the scriptures say, the same as above verse 48 “lowly”. This verse is taken from Job 5:11, 12:19. See Psalm 113:7-9. 1:53 Give food to the hungry: Quoting Psalm 107:9. Drive away empty-handed: Job 22:9. 1:54 Faithful servant, paidos, symbolizes the election of the people, Isaiah 41:8. Remember his mercy: Quote Psalm 98:3. 1:55 Answer to Abraham: God has promised many times to the holy ancestor Canaan the blessed land, and the fruit is as many as the stars and the sea sand, Genesis 12:3, 7, 13:15, 15:5, 18, etc.

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