THE SOLEMNITY OF THE AS-SUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIR-GIN MARY– 2018
How beautiful it is to be part of this greatest honor that God has given to humanity – the Assumption of the Mother God into heaven. Which is that one of us is so much elevated to be Mother of God, and to cap this honor, her own Son as-sumed her into heaven, body and soul. On August 15, every year, Holy Mother Church always universally observes the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is to join her son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in recognizing the honor that God the Father, has already bestowed upon his Mother. Mary’s ‘Fiat’, that is her ‘Yes’, to Archangel Gabriel, that God’s will be done according God’s word, changed everything. By her ‘Fiat’, humanity is divinized; God has become man so that man can become God; Eve’s ‘no’ has been turned back to ‘yes.’ The position of Mary, the Mother of God, in the economy of salvation cannot be equated with any other human being. To carry God in her womb for nine months, sets our Mother apart from other creatures. So, it is appropriate that at the fullness of time, when it is the will of God to call his Mother to him-self, she was assumed into heaven, body and soul, so that she would not experience corruption. Come to think about it, Jesus is God, he is incorruptible, he ascended into heaven by his own power, so how could God allow his Mother, who bore him for nine months to be subjected to the elements of decay (Corruption). It is not in the nature of God to yield to the weakness of death. Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen!
Father Uche Obikwelu