Thought of the Day August 15, 2017 Revealed mystery

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The Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady is part of the mystery revealed by the Holy Spirit to the Church. In virtue of Mary's unique role as the Mother of Jesus, True God and True Man, Mary was gifted with salvation at the moment of her Conception in her mother's womb. She was immaculately conceived free from Original sin and given the unique grace to remain free from personal sin throughout her life. For the Son of God to be conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of Mary, it was necessary, in God's divine providence, for Mary to be the perfect human vessel to conceive and nurture Jesus, our Savior. Thus, freed from Original and personal sin throughout her life by grace, Mary doesn't suffer the consequences of death, the corruption of the body. Just as Jesus was sinless, though he died, he rose from the grave gloriously without the corruption of his body. So too, Mary by God's grace. Her assumption into heaven body and soul incorruptible unites her with Jesus' resurrection and ascension. All is a grace of God. As she is assumed into heaven, one day our bodies will be resurrected and reunited with our spirits, sharing immortality eternally with Jesus and Mary. Thank you, Jesus, for this revealed mystery. Thank you Jesus and Mary for going before us and preparing our way.

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