Article by Roger Wolsey
Reblogged from Faith Forward at Patheos.com
Knocked-up, teen-aged Mary was the first punk singer and the first rock & roller. When she learned that she would bear the Christ-child, she sang a song. It was a song of praise. And it was a song of protest. She celebrates that God is about to do something new in the world.
She was celebrating that God was about to turn the world upside-down, knock the wealthy oppressors off their pedestals, lift up those who’ve been oppressed, and usher-in a new reign of social justice and reconciliation.
I would add, just in case anyone else needs proof of Mary’s badass credentials, that she made a journey of about a hundred miles from Galilee to Judea: alone and on foot while pregnant. If that’s not tough, then I don’t know what is.