The Assumption of Mary is important for Christians because it is true; it is a matter of divine revelation and the history of God’s people. As such, it is the belief of the Church. Further, it is important because the Church, as well as all other Christians who die in the friendship of God, is destined to follow Mary’s path of assumption into the heavenly realm.
Mother of God
May is the month of Mary. It’s the month when we turn our eyes toward the Mother of God and she turns our eyes toward her Son. It’s a beautiful exchange, a relationship of wonder and love. I like to focus on the glorious mysteries during Easter.
All history, past, present and future, culminates in Jesus Christ, the Son of God who became man and assumed human nature in order to restore humanity, that we might gain what was lost. This sublime and priceless gift of God became a reality through Mary’s total “yes” to the salvific will of the Father.
Walking with Mary in her joy and sorrow is part of the Christian life. Mary’s response to the many difficulties she faced in raising her son, Jesus Christ, shows us the way forward. She goes before us, reminding us that there is always—always—cause for joy.
Let us this day renew our love for the Virgin Mary, who proceeds us in the order of grace, and who has travelled the path of life before her children in the Church. . . .