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ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY INTO HEAVEN
The Gospel of this Sunday, August 21, 2016, is expected in Luke, chapter 1, verses 56 to 39.Maria of the back of a donkey, in mountainous regions, and goes in haste, into a city of Judea. She enters the house of Zechariah, Elizabeth's husband, who was pregnant, aiming to bring its solidarity to Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child in her womb exults with joy and Elizabeth is filled with the Holy Spirit.
And in a loud voice exclaimed, "You are blessed among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why I am that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as your greeting reached my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy !. 45.Bem blessed is she who believed that there will happen what the Lord promised him. " ( 1 )
After Mary proclaims the Magnificat, the very corner of the Poor. God, through Mary, shows all his esteem and affection for the poor and oppressed.Because in his time and even today, the poor, who are most in the world, are always the most painful and oppressed by the powerful.
The "Fiat" (yes) of Mary to God's design, gave us the freedom to be called Sons of God. She is no goddess, but is considered by theologians as Co-Redeemer of mankind. Most Intercessory we have in heaven. She is the Mediatrix of all graces !. Immaculate, Queen of Angels and of all the saints! very special woman chosen by God before the creation of the world !. It is a pity that our brothers "evangelicals" do not understand it.
Even Martin Luther, who was a Benedictine monk, founder of Protestantism, NEVER spoke ill of Mary, on the contrary, she had great devotion to the Mother of God and our Mother.What happened is that, throughout history, evangelical pastors were instilling in the minds of his disciples almost a "hate" to the Mary worship. After all, do they not have Mother? Or born "brooder"?
A LITTLE OF HISTORY
Our Lady was assumed into heaven body and soul after his death, a phenomenon that the Church, from the earliest centuries, called "Dormition"; that is, Mary's death, whether it occurred as a mild sleep.The Assumption of Our Lady differs from the Ascension of Our Lord; Jesus Christ ascended into heaven by his own power, while his mother was assumed into heaven by the angels, that is, by the power of God.
Now there are several rational arguments in favor of the Assumption of Our Lady, first, having come supernaturally in this life, it would be normal to leave the same way, this is a harmony principle in acts of God.
If God wanted to give priority Immaculate Conception, much more normal would complete the act in the glorious death. Our Lord took humanity the body of his mother; His flesh was the flesh of his mother, his blood was the blood of his mother; as allowing his flesh, present in the flesh of his Blessed Mother, was corrupted by worms and swallowed up by the earth?He was born of amorosíssimas bowels of Mary allow these suffer rot grave and oblivion of death?
The Assumption of Mary, was transmitted by the written tradition and Church oral; it is not explicitly stated in Scripture, but is implied. Let's see the quote below:"I will put enmity between you and the woman, between the offspring of you and her descendants. These will crush his head, and you shall bruise their heel "(Gen. 3:15).This passage of Genesis, called Proto is the first announcement of Christ's triumph over Satan and, with him, the victory of Mary, the woman who crushes the serpent's head. As the new Eve, the Virgin Mary is closely united to the new Adam, Jesus, in his struggle against sin and its splendor over death.
"Honor your father and your mother: that way, you will prolong your life in the land which Yahweh your God gives you" (Exodus 20:12). We know that Christ was the most perfect doer of the commandments, so in addition to honor the Father, should also honor the mother. What is the child who, having the power to free his mother's death and corruption, would not? A son to abandon his own mother in this way not to be dishonored?
"Daughters of kings go forth to meet your feet, on your right is the queen, adorned with gold of Ophir Listen, daughter, see, and incline your ear.. Forget your people and your father's house, because king fell in love with its beauty. him prostrate himself in front of it, it is your lord now enters the princess, beautiful, dressed in pearls and brocades. They lead to the king, virgins entourage, and her companions to follow . With joy and gladness to lead, and they enter the royal palace "(Ps 45 (44), 10-12.14-16).
In this text the Holy Fathers saw the Virgin Mary in his triumphal entry into glory, approaching the throne of immortal King, Christ the Lord.What child can not preserve his mother's death?The dignity of the Son of God made man demanded not to leave the tomb That who received his Sacred Body. Our Lord Jesus Christ, so to speak, preserving the body of Mary, preserved his own flesh.
How can the Son, being united to his mother throughout his life, his childhood and his pain, not to join the She in his glory?What reward the Father would not have the one who by himself had been elected to be the Mother of His only begotten Son? If it is impossible to describe the magnificence of heaven, it is also impossible to make adequate idea of the glory that Mary has since the day of the Assumption.
It has always been peaceful belief of the faithful in the church as the body of the Virgin conceived immaculate without the stain of original sin, the body that knew no shadow of sin, the body which was the birthplace, where he took flesh the Word of God himself to become man he could not be subject to corruption but should be glorified together with the soul into heavenly glory.
This festival, celebrated on the 15th of August, the object of worship for many centuries, has been solemnly defined by the Church's supreme authority, Pope Pius XII. It was a real apotheosis both in St. Peter's Square in Rome and in other cities of the Catholic world, when the Pope decreed the dogma; It was not a decision from one day to the other, but the ripe fruit of a long process of deepening of Scripture and Tradition. Here are his words:
"... And by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul and Our, pronounce, declare and define it to be a dogma of faith revealed by God: the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of his earthly life, was elevated to heavenly glory in soul and body "(the dogma of the Assumption was proclaimed on 01.11.1950, through the Apostolic Constitution" Munificientissimus God ").
All have a happy and santo domingo! May the blessing of God, rich in mercy, descend upon you and your family, in the name of God the Father, God the Son, Jesus Christ and God the Spirit Santo.Amém!
(*) Antoni BigCuore is a writer and communicator of the Gospel of Jesus Cristro for the entire planet. Access and disclose his Blog Bem Viver - Living Well - HTTP://antonibigcuore.blogspot.com (self, spirituality and healthy life) and his poetic and philosophical link: WWW.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibigcuore(1) Bible Pauline, pastoral edition, pages: 1.310 / 311.
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