Happy Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, friends! Celebrate God gloriously assuming Mary body and soul into heaven, but be careful with your theology. Somehow everyone’s Marian theology gets a bit sloppy around the Assumption (is it the heat?). No, Mary isn’t divine. Not even a little. And no, Mary and Jesus were not the only two people to never have died. Jesus definitely died; it’s a key plot point in the Bible and a major source of Christian theology. Yikes.
Anyway, take a moment to consider the dogma of Mary’s Assumption, get yourself to Mass, and joyfully celebrate the wonderful things God has done for us in Mary!
I WAS LIKE
Complaining that young people today waste too much time on such “futile things” as the internet, cell phones, and tv shows (oh no, he knows about Netflix binges), Pope Francis recommends that we spend less time with technology and more time building relationships with God and one another. Read more here.
WHEN I TELL SOMEONE THAT I STUDY THEOLOGY AND THEY MAKE EXCUSES FOR WHY THEY HAVEN’T BEEN TO CHURCH IN A WHILE
Why you don’t get to Church more often is between you, Jesus, and your priest. You don’t need to explain to me.