Heaven is a mystery, so anything Mary’s assumption can tell us about it is a good thing. After all, if we want to go to heaven it’s good to know as much as we can about it. That’s why the Assumption should be taken seriously. It’s a glimpse into the mystery that awaits us, that will be fulfilled if we stay in loving relationship with God.
Fr. Mark-Mary compares Mary’s reuniting with Jesus in heaven to a soldier being reunited with his family after battle. The Solemnity of the Assumption offers a foretaste of our reunion with God. No wonder the Church makes this day a holy day of obligation. Maybe we should take a closer look at what God is telling us through Mary’s assumption.
Meet Fr. Mark-Mary
Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.
The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.
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