Friday, August 15, 2008

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin mary

These days we witness how young men and women-athletes in the Beijing Olympics 2008,
Give their best in their sports and are victorious and in the end are honored with medals.

Today the Blessed Virgin Mary is also being honored.
She said YES to be the mother of our Lord at that time she never knew what it entailed and how it will bring her so much sorrow at the foot of the cross.
She fulfilled that YES
And today as we celebrate the feast of the Assumption
We are reminded how in the end she was assumed body and soul to heaven.

Just Like the blessed Virgin
We too can excel and do our best in our own fields in life.
In our own little way we can be the best parent, the best friend, the best public servant. We can excel at work or in school or in the community.
By offering our Love and acts of goodness to others.
How to do it so that it will be the best?
Just do it with love and with sincerity.
It may not look much but whatever is done with Love always matters and is meaningful
and it will be the best and our Lord will surely appreciate it.

The reward may not be right away here on earth
though I believe some would receive them in their lifetime
But it will be in the end when the good we have done will be rewarded in heaven
Just like Mary was assumed to heaven we too can be with her in heaven.

Let us pray that we will grow in our love and devotion to the Blessed Virgin
That we will learn from her and make her our model
That we will be blessed through her intercessions as we offer our needs and prayers
And that in the end with her help we can enter heaven. Amen.

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