Thursday, August 16, 2007


Today is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As I looked over the readings before Mass I was struck by the first line of today's reading from Revelation:
"Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple."
The rest of the reading was about a woman standing on the moon, giving birth (Mary). What struck me was that the first line, though seemingly disconnected was also about Mary. She is the Ark of the New Covenant. The verse was talking about seeing her in heaven, very poignant for today.

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