We read Luke 1 verses 39 to 55 and spent time looking at the relationship between Mary and Elizabeth and at the context at that time.
We then looked closely at Mary’s song – the Magnificat – and discussed the meaning of the words describing God’s actions and attributes.
As a group we felt that both men and women can be supportive – it depends on the person and the experience; we call on different people according to our needs. Everyone shared an example of how our skills have developed.
Much discussion took place about the hope of Advent and the Kingdom of God. This led to us reading Ecclesiastes chapter 3 but time was too short for an in-depth exploration of the text.