Regardless Despite Because

A personal take on this year’s Feast of the Assumption- as Mary, Mother of All, is assumed into Heaven… in Unity with the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit.

——-

Regardless
Despite
Because
Of the few months separating us,
Collectively, We are.
Each of us, I am.

Regardless
Despite
Because
Of the few months separating us,
We are strongest as three.
We are strong as one.

Regardless
Despite
Because
Of the few months separating us,
We continue to think collectively.
Each of us continue to think individually.

Regardless
Despite
Because
Of the few months separating us,
We continue to speak collectively.
Each of us continue to speak individually.

Regardless
Despite
Because
Of the few months separating us,
We give as one gift.
Each of us give our own gifts.

Regardless
Despite
Because
We continue to be.
Each one, is.

There is unity in our individuality.
There is individuality in our unity.
Each shows the face of Mutti.
Each speaks the voice of Vati.

——-

Mary’s passage into Heaven is called the “Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.” The Assumption of Mary has two purposes: The first is that we celebrate the happy departure of Mary from this physical life on Earth. The second purpose is the assumption of her body into Heaven.

The Assumption completes God’s work in her since it was not fitting that the flesh that ha.d given life to God himself should ever undergo corruption. The Assumption is God’s crowning of His work as Mary ends her earthly life and enters eternity. The feast turns our eyes in that direction, where we will follow when our earthly life is over.

The feast days of the Church are not just the commemoration of historical events; they do not look only to the past. They look to the present and to the future and give us an insight into our own relationship with God. The Assumption looks to eternity and gives us hope that we, too, will follow Our Lady when our life is ended.

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