Wednesday 15 August 2018

About Today Readings

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Apocalypse 11:19; 12:1-6, 10. Psalm 44(45):10-12, 16. 1 Corinthians 15:20-26 Luke 1:39-56.

The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold—Psalm 44(45):10-12, 16.

‘The mighty one has done great things for me.’

On this feast of the Assumption, it is fitting to reflect on Mary’s attitude toward life. Unmarried and pregnant, she was able to praise her God. ‘The Mighty One has done great things for me’ was her response in a moment when it would be understandable for her to enter crisis mode.

Of course, while we don’t know if Mary had any initial fears of what lay ahead, she was able to maintain hope.

Today, let us ask for the grace to be given Mary’s attitude, open to the surprising invitations of God. Mary, Mother of God, place me with your Son.

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