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‘LET IT BE TO ME ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD.’ Luke 1.38
Prayer Thought: The Christian Way holds before the world a promise of great joy and happiness. It describes a way of living and offers a mystery of life that is full and forever. And this Sunday’s Feast - referred to variously as The Falling Asleep of the Blessed Mother, The Dormition of Mary, the Repose of the Blessed Virgin Mary and The Assumption of Our Lady - proclaims this deepest and most profound of Christian mysteries and promises.
When Mary heard God’s announcement and accepted her vocation she understood that God was entering into the human condition through her and embracing humanity in order to put an end to fear, anxiety and death and that we may live gracefully and truthfully in that fullness of life which is without end. The message of the Scriptures is that this believing young Hebrew mother experiences the realization of the Good News of what full life in God means for us all. Mary, the Bearer of God, lived this earthly life in the presence of God and was the first disciple of her Son. And this Feast proclaims that, after her falling asleep in death (Dormition), we can trust that she was assumed into heaven. And that this is the same joy which awaits all who live and die in the way of Christ. Let it be to me according to Your word. Thank you. God bless, Paul