Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary • This feast answers the two great questions of life. First, Where are we going? Modern western society is based on ignoring that question. Instead, we try to make our time on earth as long and as comfortable as possible. But what is the point of a long or a short journey if it doesn't have a happy ending? Mary teaches us that we have an eternal destiny. We need to be moving towards Heaven and not farther from it.
Second, How do we get there? Mary is the first among believers. She shows us what we have to do to get to Heaven. I notice four key virtues:
- Obedience to the will of God
- Faithfulness even when God's plans don't make sense
- Self-giving Love
I am called to live these four virtues of Mary in my daily ministry as a priest. How can you live these virtues in your daily life? On the journey to eternity, Mary and Jesus walk with you. Where are you going?
(15 Aug 2020)
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