Thought of the day
8/15/2019 6:23:37 AM

Thought Of the Day


"You are blessed of all women" (Lk 1:42)

But now, who would worthily extol her holy assumption? Who unfold in words how joyfully she went forth from the body, how joyfully she beheld her Son, how exultingly she hastened to the Lord, attended by choirs of angels, supported by the reverence of apostles, while she beheld the King in his beauty. She was brought forth from the house of her flesh to live for ever with Christ. She passed over in the vision of God, she breathed out to God her blessed soul, brighter than the sun, higher than the heavens, of more worth than the angels. (…) Is it not life when one goes to the source of life and drinks eternal life from life in an unbroken stream? Of this unfailing draught the virgin Mother tasted even before her death, so that in her very passing she should not be touched by the slightest taste of death. Therefore as she went forth she saw life, that she might not see death. She saw her Son that she might not grieve at her separation from the flesh. Therefore going out free with such a happy vision and being possessed of the face of God that she had longed for, she found the revered citizens of heaven ready to render service and attend her.