You are favored.
You are invited into a great project.
You will be empowered by the Holy Spirit.
You may submit yourself to all this to be an entry point for hope, peace, joy, and love in this world.
Mary's song, also used yesterday in worship, comes as a response to her welcome from Elizabeth, but it's also her RSVP to God, who has already begun to do transformational things. Whether we say yes or no, God comes, God acts.
So favored women, you are invited to join us for our Women's Advent Communion service tonight at 7pm, when we will welcome and support one another like Mary and Elizabeth, and move forward together as entry points of Love.