Wednesday, August 15, 2012Isaiah 61:10 – I rejoice heartily in the Lord, in my God is the joy of my soul; for he has clothed me with a robe of salvation, and wrapped me in a mantle of justice, like a bridegroom adorned with a diadem, like a bride bedecked with her jewels.
Today as we celebrate the taking up of Christ’s mother into heaven we might pause to remember that she understood the importance of God’s sowing; she is the vehicle of his arrival among us. Mary brought a babe into the world whom she knew would redeem all. She kept watch at the foot of her child’s cross, and she witnessed to his great sacrifice. Mary celebrates, with Christ, the gift of God’s goodness and the gift of her child’s sacrifice to humanity.
God says: It is true that I love each of you as I love the Mother of Christ. It is true that I long to bring all of you to me. It is true that I hope to unite all of you with me in the Spirit. You are my bride. Come . . . take your grooms’ hand so that together we might reap the harvest. All that is not good I will turn to goodness in my love for you.
Mary understands how God harvests; and she stands ready to accompany us in our journey.
For thoughts on the Blessed Mother, click on the image above or go to: http://humblepiety.blogspot.com/2011/08/sermon-notes-assumption-of-blessed.html
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