Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mary's Assumption into heaven, body and soul, and the scriptures from this Solemnity remind us that our bodies are created to glorify God. Many of the names given to the Mother of God; "Searcher of the Lost, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Our Lady of Sorrows, Fountain of Salvation, Life-Giving Spring, Help of Christians, Image of the Church"... show Mary, through her earthly body as disciple par excellence... We too await the "glorification" of our earthly bodies in the "resurrected" bodies promised to us by Christ. How we use our earthly bodies will determine our eternity.