A visible sign of victory Christ gained for mankind
Post date: Aug 15, 2015 7:57:28 AM
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Right from the beginning of time, God foresaw the downfall of mankind and conceived a plan of salvation. In his plan, it was a woman who would play a central role in bringing His son Jesus into the world and giving him his human form. At the appointed time, Mary was identified as that woman. Mary is the most highly favoured of all human beings not because of any special talents or personal abilities of her own, but because for her fiat - So be it! Let it be done to me according to God's will! Her humility is seen in her conversations with the Angel Gabriel, and with her cousin Elizabeth. She was willing to put aside her plans, her way of thinking, even her logic (how can I conceive since I have not known any man?) to trust God and conform to His plan for her. While the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the singular act that brought on the salvation of mankind, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven is the visible sign of that victory which Christ gained for us.