Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Mother of My Lord Should Come To Me

Solemnity of the Assumption of the BlessedVirgin Mary

She gave birth to a son, a male child, destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod.  Her child was caught up to God and his throne.  The woman herself fled into the desert where she had a place prepared by God.  Revelation 12:5-6a
For since death came through man, the resurrection of the dead came also through man.  For just as in Adam all die, so too in Christ shall all be brought to life. 1 COR 15:21-22
And how does this happen to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?  Luke 1:43


Father, just as the Lord is with Mary, Mary is with us.  Mother of Sorrows, our Lady of Pity, please intercede for us and carry our prayers to the Father in Heaven.  Holy Spirit, take these prayers up to Mary just as you took a Mother to heaven to rejoin her Son.  Amen.


We are all Elizabeth.  And how does this happen to us that the mother of my Lord should come to visit us?
Despite her pregnancy, Mary set out to bring happiness and joy to Elizabeth.  Since Good Friday, Jesus bequeathed to us his mother as ours.  “Behold your mother.”  Despite the obstacles we might construct, Mary will set out to carry our petitions to her Son. 
If Jesus’ great bequest to us was his mother and his mercy, Mary’s great bequest for us is her attitude and disposition.  The first great mystery of our faith is the incarnation.  To make it possible, we needed a willing participant in the miracle.  Mary’s disposition (Be it done to me according to Your word) made her the ideal candidate.


As first among saints, our Mother of Sorrows gives us that model of that attitude to take on and practice.  How can you be humble in the spirit of Mary today? 

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