Do you still consider Mary blessed?

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I’m always thinking of ways to annoy a few of you. This one just came easy –

For he took notice of his lowly servant girl, and from now on all generations will call me blessed. (Luk 1:48 NLT)

All this talk of the adoration of Mary by those pesky Catholics got me thinking about this. Plus, it helped that I reading about the Magnificat in the use of liturgical prayers.

Elizabeth gave a glad cry and exclaimed to Mary, “God has blessed you above all women, and your child is blessed. (Luk 1:42 NLT)

So, do you still consider Mary blessed among women? Above all women? Does your generation still call her blessed?

Now… do you still call her blessed?

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Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

One thought on “Do you still consider Mary blessed?

  1. I do, and isnt there something about when God will bless those who bless Israel, and something about Jesus representing Israel, etc. Hmmmmm, yes Mary is blessed.

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