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Isaiah 57:14-21 reminds me of the magnificat of the virgin Mary where it speaks about the humiliation of the proud and the exaltation of the humble.  Mother Mary knows best — she willingly submitted to the will of God for her life and even today we call her blessed.  It seems natural for Christian mothers to exemplify being of a contrite and lowly spirit.  They encourage their children to repent, they come to church because they humbly depend on God for grace, they are the peacemakers.  God does dwell in the high and holy place but He also is with all who are of a contrite and lowly spirit.  We all should have mothers in the faith, sometime biological mothers but always Spiritual mothers.  And we should rise up and call them blessed.  But especially today we should examine ourselves to see if we are truly humble before God.

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