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The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Tuesday, Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15 August 2023 Revelation 11:19, 12:1-6, 10 ><}}}*> 1 Corinthian 15:20-27 ><}}}*> Luke 1:39-56
Glory and praise to you, O God our loving Father in calling the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the Mother of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ! In calling her to bring into the world Jesus Christ, we are saved; in calling her to be the Mother of Jesus, we are given the chance to bring Jesus too by being like her.
Like the Virgin Mary, let us cooperate with your grace O Lord by being open, listening your word always; likewise, may we also believe and act on your word O Lord like Mary; most of all, may we be one with you, dear Jesus in your Passion and Death on the Cross like Mary so we may join you in your Resurrection too.
As we celebrate this Solemnity of Mary's Assumption Body and Soul into heaven, may we keep in mind this is our lofty goal in life, that while here on earth, let our admiration and joy for Christ's coming be inseparable from his pains and sufferings; O most blessed Virgin Mary, truly the Ark of the New Covenant as you entered heaven to share in Christ's glory, pray for us still on our earthly pilgrimage; may we also be your Son's tabernacle like you who visited Elizabeth to affirm God's mission for us to make him known and felt in this world that has turned away from him and from each other, choosing to believe more in science and technology; may through our lives of holiness like you, O blessed Mother Mary, may we show others a glimpse of the heavenly glory God assures us. Amen.