Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Revelation 12:1


On this day we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We read in Revelation the account of "A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun..." This has been happening through the years, the appearance of Our Lady to those who are chosen to be her witnesses. But this is also, God's proof to us that Our Blessed Mother is in Heaven.

Since there is no account of her death, we have assumed she was taken to heaven directly upon the end of her earthly service. And God chose to let us have Her presence, so we may come to know her Son and His presence.

She comes to us to help us, to nurture our faith. So we may believe in the one who made us. To warn us of our ways, to repent. She does not come to us to see us continue to do wrong. What mother on earth would like this from their own children? To see them continue to do evil. Mother's who love their children want the best for them. It is only an uncaring, selfish mother that would rather see her child err. There are not many out there who are like this, who seek their own satisfaction, rather than the good of their own flesh.

Our Heavenly Mother, loves all of us and seeks to have us all part of her family. Somehow I'm reminded of times when my own Mom would stay the hand of my Father, for some thing that I did that needed punishment. Our Heavenly Mother does this for us too. Just think of the times when we rightly deserve to kneel in a corner or a just punishment from our Heavenly Father for our wickedness. Those are the times Our Heavenly Mother cries all the more.

But we as mortal people try not to hurt our own earthly mothers, or get punishment from our fathers. So how come we do all that is possible to get punishment from our Heavenly Father. Our Heavenly Mother can only hold back his hand so long, without us being pampered and thinking we never do wrong. It's time we start heeding our Heavenly Mother and listening to Her Son.

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