When I hear the word “magnify,” two things come to mind. One is a magnifying glass. The second thing that comes to mind is Mary’s Magnificat. So let’s look into both today. We’ve seen how a magnifying glass works. It makes things look bigger. What makes it interesting is that both sides of the glass are enlarged. Your eye looks just as big as whatever you’re looking at.
What kind of things do we choose to magnify in our lives? Do we choose to magnify our worries? Our problems? Or do we choose to magnify our blessings? Our faith? Our God?
When Elizabeth praised Mary as being blessed among women, Mary acknowledged that she would be blessed. But she also knew why she was blessed. Mary chose to magnify the Lord and what He did to her. Meditate on this verse for a minute:
“The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him.” Luke 1:49-50
St. Faustina prayed often to the Blessed Mother. One story that particularly stands out is when she took a train to Warsaw in search of a convent to join. When she got off the train, she found herself in a town where nobody knew her, so she prayed “Mary, lead me, guide me,” and she was immediately led to a nearby village outside of town where she found safe lodging. She often included Mary in her prayers.
Let’s add the Magnificat to the Divine Mercy Chaplet and offer our prayers for the intentions of those who have no idea how great and awesome God is.