Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Bulletin Insert for August 15, 2021.
Description: This is for the Sunday celebration of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The scriptures for this day can help us understand Mary’s holiness and how it affected her physically. They answer the question: How could she pass directly from earth to heaven without experiencing the corruption of death in her body?
Mary was the only human after Adam and Eve who was conceived without inheriting their Original Sin. This gave Mary an advantage of grace that you and I do not have. Adam and Eve had it, but when faced with temptation, they chose to sin. As a new Eve, Mary faced temptation but chose to remain close to God.
God gave Mary a ministry that did not end when she was transferred from earth to heaven. Her calling was – and still is – an eternal vocation of sharing the gift of grace that she received from God. Thus, she is able to care for us like a real mother and help us to grow in our love for Jesus and in our desire to resist temptations.
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15), adult faith formation, SCCs, youth group, RCIA, etc.
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