Feast of the Assumption of Mary

1 Chronicles 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2       1 Corinthians 15:15-57       Luke 11:27-28

In today’s Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Assumption of Mary we hear the word:  BLESSED used twice in the two sentence Gospel.

Mary, the Blessed Mother was blessed not because she earned it or achieved it.      Rather Mary was Blessed by the God’s Grace.

And like Mary we too are blessed by the Grace of God at our Baptisms.

But like everything that is good, we need to respond to the grace, the Love of God for us in and through the lives we live each day, as the Blessed People of the past and present witnessed through their lives.

Blessedness is evident in our lives – by our willingness to be open to God’s actions and direction in our lives.

Like all the blessed men and women of the past…

May we too be counted among the Holy Men and Women of today and tomorrow.