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Dec 9, 2019

3 Lessons from Our Lady

Colin MacIver

As the feast of the Immaculate Conception passes, we turn to Mary at this point in Advent. Her sinlessness, virginity, and virtue are especially important to us as we look to grow in holiness.

Our Lady has many things to teach us, but here are three things that come to mind as we meditate on her immaculate conception.

  1. Sinlessness is not boring. We think sin is interesting, edgy, and fun, but in reality it just makes us enslaved. Holiness is what sets us free.
  2. Our bodies and souls are united. What we do with our bodies affects our souls, and what we do with our souls affects our bodies.
  3. Chastity is not devoid of intimacy. The fulfillment of human life is not dependent on physical intimacy.

Snippet from the Show

“Mary, in her perpetual virginity, shows us that the fulfillment of human happiness is not dependent on physical intimacy.”

Meet Your Host

Colin MacIver, host of the Tightrope podcast, with his family

Colin is an enthusiastic transplant to vibrant Louisiana, where he lives with his beautiful wife Aimee and two energetic children, Leo and Zélie. His juggling act involves being a husband, a dad, a teacher, a youth minister, a musician and a national Ascension content creator and trainer.

In his spare time, he eats too many crawfish, savors king cake, plays one-on-one kickball with his son, and tries, for the life of him, to properly load the dishwasher.

Email Colin at thetightropepodcast@ascensionpress.com

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