What difference does the Assumption of Mary make on your life? In this episode, Dr. Sri explains why we believe that Mary was assumed into Heaven body and soul. He also explains what this means for you and your relationship with God.
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Mary reveals what God desires to do in each of our souls.
Mary Is Faithful
Throughout Scripture, we see examples of Mary’s faithfulness. She is the first disciple from the moment she said “Yes” to God at the Annunciation. Her faithfulness continued from there to the Nativity to finding Jesus in the temple to the wedding at Cana to the crucifixion. Even after Christ’s death and resurrection, Mary is with the Apostles, praying and waiting for the Holy Spirit.
Persevering as Disciples
In 2 Timothy 2:11-12, it is written “This saying is trustworthy: If we have died with him we shall also live with him; if we persevere we shall also reign with him. But if we deny him he will deny us.” This and other quotations from Scripture tell us that if we persevere as disciples, we will share in Christ’s resurrection. This is Mary. Mary persevered. She remained faithful. She never turned away from God. It makes sense then that God would reward her.
The Story in Revelation
In Revelation 12, there is an image of a woman clothed with the sun and moon under her feet. The chapter continues by saying the woman gives birth to a son who rules the nations with an iron rod. Later, the son is taken up to Heaven. All of this imagery points to Mary being the woman described. In Revelation 12:6, it is written “The woman herself fled into the desert where she had a place prepared by God.”
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Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, well-known Catholic speaker, and author of several best-selling books. His work with Ascension includes study programs such as A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion and Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother. Several of Dr. Sri’s programs were filmed on-site in the Holy Land, and feature immersive video explorations of the sacred sites where Jesus, Mary, and the Apostles lived and died.
Dr. Sri is the host of the acclaimed Ascension podcast All Things Catholic with Dr. Edward Sri. Together with Curtis Martin, Dr. Sri is a founding leader of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), of which he serves as senior vice president of Apostolic Outreach.
Dr. Sri lives with his wife Beth and their children in Colorado.