Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Do you ever have those days when you just don’t want to get out of bed?  After working a part-time job until 1:30 in the morning, the 4:30am alarm is really early!  Fortunately, today happens to be the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  As much as I would have liked to have been at Mass this morning, I know that I have the opportunity to go to the 6:00 evening Mass.  I was already planning to go and serve, but now, since I didn’t get out of bed until 7:00am, I have made it an obligation.

Many people tell me that I am doing too much and I shouldn’t try to get up and go to Mass so early every day, but what I understand and they do not, is that Mass and morning prayers are the “glue” that holds everything else together.  I couldn’t work two jobs like I do, if I didn’t have Jesus carrying me through.  I wouldn’t be me, if I didn’t offer my all to give thanks.

     Almighty God, you gave a humble virgin the privilege of
     being the mother of your Son, and crowned her with the
     glory of heaven.  May the prayers of the Virgin Mary
     bring us to the salvation of Christ and raise us up to
     eternal life.  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
     your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
     Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  AMEN