Life and justice
What was the liberation Mary stood for? First of all, she stood for life. Here was a young woman who was so poor she had nothing but doves to offer at the temple. There was no housing, so for childbirth she had to go to a stable. There’s the shame associated with a virgin bearing a child. And with all of that poverty and all of that shame, should she have aborted? No, she believed in liberation for life. She also believed in liberation for justice. What greater declaration of justice is there than the Magnificat of Mary. Speaking of exalting the poor, and exalting the humble, this is the liberation of justice.