Thursday, August 16, 2007

Some thoughts on the Assumption the day after

What does it all mean? We celebrate the Assumption of Mary by going to Mass mid-week, we sing lovely songs, etc. Well, as he is wont to do, our Holy Father summed up what it means very nicely at the end of his Angelus remarks yesterday when exhorted us "to give our life rather than take any, setting off on the path of love, which means losing ourselves, a path which alone can let us truly find ourselves as well as find true life." Lest we despair that such efforts do not work, the Pope urged us to “look upon Mary, the Assunta, and be encouraged in our faith and in the feast of joy: God wins. Faith, which appeared weak, is the real power of the world. Love is stronger than hatred." (emboldened emphasis mine)

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