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20th Sunday – Assumption of Mary

August 15, 2010

BELIEF THAT LEADS TO BELIEF

Mary gives birth to our salvation and to the Church.  She is a mother for all people – kings and orphans alike.  She is anyone who comforts or needs comfort; as well as anyone who speaks boldly and powerfully on behalf of others.

But what we must not forget is that Mary does not see any of this in herself.  Rather God sees her and manifests this sight in the sight of Elizabeth.

Elizabeth recognizes the gift of Mary before she recognizes it herself.  Elizabeth is the first to honor Mary, and we now follow in her wake.

Mary’s belief is acknowledge and strengthened by another person’s faith.

We too grow in awareness of who we are, who God is, and what it means to be a disciple by the faith of those around us.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary): (Revelation 11:19, 12:1-6, 10; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26; Luke 1:39-56)

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