by Fr Wiseman Nkomo
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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: reminds us that if we like Mary the model believer place our Trust in God’s plans, we will receive our glorified bodies at the end of time.
Mary the model believer (Luke 1:38), Mary “the blessed among women” (Luke 1:45) is praised for her trust in the fidelity of God. God whose plans for humanity are always seen by him from the beginning to their fulfilment. He asks just one thing from the believer “TRUST.” She who through her “YES” becomes the mother of our Lord and it is from her that the infant Jesus got his flesh.
The Church has always known the inseparable bond that exist between Mary the blessed and her Son Jesus our saviour. Mary was preserved from the stain of original sin, she preserved her virginity even after childbirth has been venerated by the Church as one who was preserved from decomposition after death. The devotions were also coupled with request from bishops and individual devotees for this fact in the life of Mary to be declared a dogma in the Church.
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