Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Mary's Assumption into Heaven

Pope Pius XII defined that it is a dogma of the Catholic faith that "the Immaculate Mother of God, Mary ever-Virgin, when the course of her earthly life was over, was taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven."

One thought this feast brings to mind is the hope of heaven. Eternal life is a reality, the greatest reality for our existence. While we are still living on earth it might seem no more than a dream. But it's the ultimate goal of each human life. When life gets hard, it's a good idea to remind ourselves that life here is temporary, but eternal life will last forever.

Mary assumed into heaven, pray for us who still struggle in exile here on earth!

1 comment:

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

That's a good thought for the day! Especially a kind of stressful day like this has been for me. I've got to keep my eyes on the prize!