A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.

Today we celebrate the Assumption of our Blessed Mother.  The joy in this celebration for me is summed up in our Mother’s response to God in our Gospel today.  Nothing more needs to be said; nothing more will be said.

And Mary said:

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
and has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever.”

Do something great for our Lord today – say a Rosary.  Yes, it is late but there is still time.

God’s will, not mine, be done. (Again, see above.)

Be not afraid; just have faith. (And again, see above.)

Jesus, I trust in You.  (Literally, look above.)

Good Night

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