Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Assumption

Is an article of Faith,solemly Defined and proclaimed by Pope Pius XII in 1950. This article of faith declares that The Blessed Virgin Mary after Her life on earth, after fulfilling the mission entrusted to Her by the Father, being the mother of Jesus our Savior, when She died, She was taken body and soul to Heaven. The 1950's was a time when the world just witnessed the horrible World Wars and were experiencing its effects, its devastation and the uncertainty of many of how to start all over again, how to stand up again. Mary in those times became the symbol of hope, the assurance that suffering and pains and crosses of life are not forever that with Mary and like Mary offering hope there will be an end to all troubles and a promise of a better tomorrow. For you and me my dear brothers and sisters specially for those suffering in life, for those in trouble, do not loose hope, hold on, for there can be better times. Life, indeed can be difficult at times with the sorrows and pains but let us not forget like Mary we can be Blessed also just as she is Blessed. There is one thing we can learn and imitate from Mary. Her blessedness, the favors and gifts She received She never kept to Herself but went out to visit and serve her cousin Elizabeth. yes life is full of crosses but never forget to count ones blessings, and to give praise and thank as Mary did: "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord." and whatever gifts we have received may we learn to also give as a gift. Like Mary may we always learn to be Grateful, Hopeful and Helpful. Amen

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