A [re]post from Margaret Anne Ernst, Associate Student Pastor at Brookmeade Congregational Church, UCC:
An intertextual reading of Luke 1:45-55 aka Mary’s Song and “Winners & losers in the Senate GOP tax bill.”
And Mary said,
My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
“America’s largest companies are about to get the biggest tax cut ever.”
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly;
“The poor won’t get much benefit from the bill. If anything, they might lose a lot — some won’t be able to afford health insurance anymore and some are likely to lose other government benefits as Republicans look for ways to trim the federal budget in the coming months.”
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.
“Overall, tax cuts mean larger profits for businesses, and the GOP tax bills make it a lot easier for wealthy parents to pass property and money to their kids.”