Audio Readings August 15, 2015 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Solemnity)

Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10

1 Corinthians 15:20-27
Psalm 45:10-12, 16

Luke 1:39-56

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Solemnity)

… a woman clothed with the sun. (Revelation 12:1)

Imagine how close the relationship is between Mary and her Son. To prepare her for her role as Mother of God, God freed her from the stain of original sin at her conception and laid on her heart an unswerving desire to love him and his people. Faithful to the end, Mary was even given a special participation in Jesus’ resurrection when, at the close of her life, she was assumed body and soul into heaven.

Her earthly life may have come to a close, but Mary continues to be the greatest example of the Christian life. Just as she took part in Jesus’ struggle with Satan, so she now shares in his triumph over the devil and death itself. Mary is the first Christian to experience what is destined for all Christians: the privilege of standing as a new creation before the throne of God and sharing fully in his divine life.

Mary’s place in heaven is a sign of hope to all of us who await our share in the resurrection. We, too, will reign with Christ. We, too, will gaze upon the beauty of God and the majesty of our Savior. We, too, will be surrounded by the heavenly host in all their glory and majesty. We’ll even outshine the angels because of our union with Christ!

Today, as you aim for the goal that Mary has already attained, try your best to live the kind of life she lived. Washed clean in the waters of Baptism, you can reject sin and every temptation the devil throws at you. Filled with the same Spirit that overshadowed Mary, you can embrace the Holy Spirit and find the grace you need to live by faith. Encouraged by Mary’s assumption, you can keep your heart fixed on loving and serving Jesus as you await his glorious return.

So let’s all imitate Mary. Let’s magnify the Lord and say yes to whatever he asks us to do.

“Lord Jesus, I pray for everyone who doesn’t yet hope for the resurrection. May each person come to know that you want all of us to live with you forever.”~WAU


About gemdk

I am a cradle Catholic who made my first Holy Communion over 5o years ago at All Saints Catholic Church in Houston,TX in 1961. Went to Mass every Sunday as a child and teen and then young adult. Fell away for about 12 years in the late 80's, early 90's and then realized what was missing in my life was my Catholic upbringing and faith. Found my home at Sacred Heart in Crosby. Filling up the void I had for those 12 years in more ways than I can imagine, loving every minute of it. But this blog is not about me as much as it is for me and anyone who wants/needs to hear the word of God. I'm merely the instrument God uses to post the readings.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s