This morning I read the liturgical readings for today, the Catholic Holy Day for the Feast of Mary’s Assumption into Heaven. Then I remembered the writing I’d first done for the Denver Post’s religion blog and reprinted on this site some years later. It had gotten some very positive feedback. So I reread it as part of my morning prayers, and now I’m posting it again. Perhaps a re-posting is just narcissism; but perhaps its basic idea — that somehow God is involved in this mess and Mary’s Assumption, far from celebrating escape really celebrates that Presence — is worth repeating. Since the mess still seems as bad as ever, and the temptation to escape as great (whether to heaven or to some private place of reverie). I at least need to be challenged continually to affirm that Presence and be aware of its reality.
So here, should you be interested, is a link to that former posting on “The Feast of Mary’s Assumption” (Himmelfahrt in German!).
And Happy Feastday!