DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Mary, Assumed into Heaven: We all know that the penalty of sin is death. Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven; she was pure, sinless and a perfect Mother and disciple of Jesus, who is our Lord and Saviour. Ponder on Mary’s very privileged role in God’s Plan of Salvation, and thank her.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could into the hill country to a town in Judah. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? Look, the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy. Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’
And Mary said: ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour… ’