Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
August 15, A.D. 2005
Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab
Psalm 45:10, 11, 12, 16
1 Corinthians 15:20-27
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
In today's Gospel we hear Jesus speak about the blessedness of those who hear
and keep the word of God. It is no trivial statement, but the pledge of the Almighty
One, who remembers those who love Him.
Today the Church celebrates the Assumption of Mary into heaven. It is a Solemnity
that presages the victory over the power of sin and death in our own lives. Unlike
Mary who was sinless from her conception and throughout all her life, we have
suffered the many mutilating effects of sin. In His infinite mercy however, God has
allowed us access to His grace which obliterates the grip of sin on us and allows
us the opportunity to imitate Mary. In the end we are promised what she obtained:
eternal happiness in heaven.
Our lives are filled with joys, sorrows and challenges. Like Mary, may we proclaim
the greatness of the Lord who has looked on us, His servants, with mercy. Let us
rejoice! "The mighty God has done great things for me and His mercy will reach
from age to age. And Holy is His name."
- Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com)
Lives of the saints:
Monday - Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(today is a Holyday of Obligation -
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