KNIGHTS TO CHRIST READING
August 15, 2015
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
And coming to her (Mary) , the Angel Gabriel said, “Hail, favored one “ –Luke 1:28
Mary was exempted from bodily corruption, because by an entirely singular privilege, she completely overcame sin by her Immaculate Conception. Jesus ascended into heaven by his own power as the Creator and LORD. Mary was taken to heaven by the power of God, raised aloft by grace, not by nature. Pope Pius said, “Christ has overcome sin and death by his own death…however, in accord with His general rule, God does not wish to grant the full effect of victory over death to the just until the end of time shall have come…Yet God wished that the Blessed Virgin Mary be exempt from this general law. For she, by a completely singular privilege, conquered sin in her Immaculate Conception, and thus was not liable to that law of remaining in the corruption of the grave, nor did she have to wait until the end of time for the redemption of her body.”
~ J.M. Guerin
Mary responded to God with her “fiat” –totally giving herself over to His will, when she said, “I am the handmaid of the LORD; let it be done unto me according to your will.” How do you respond without reservation to the will of God?
Finally, the Immaculate Virgin, preserved from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the LORD as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the LORD of lords and conqueror of sin and death
~ Pius XII
I’ve been a Knight for over thirty years. This book has some mighty good reflection that help to get through the day in my dealing with people in general. Keep it up my brothers.