August 15, 2020 – Solemnity of the Assumption


“Holding the loving hands of our Blessed Mamma, as we seek to grow in Holiness and making the best use of our freedom as Children of God… and asking Her to intercede for our Beloved Nation India!”

(Based on the Solemnity of the Assumption and the Independence Day of India)

“Saare jahaan se acha!” (“Better than the entire world!”)

High up in the outer space, with a jubilant face and an excited voice, exclaimed Rakesh Sharma, these words.

The first man to go up to space from India, was replying to the query by Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India, as to ‘how the nation looked from the outer space’.

“Saare jahaan mein acha!” (“Better than all in the entire world!”)

Transcending the entire universe, with a radiant face and a splendid voice, looking at Blessed Mother Mary, exclaims God, these words.

These triumphant words are proclaimed and repeated by the entire Church in unison and acclamation!

Rakesh Sharma stated India to be the Better than the Entire world!

God declared Blessed Mother Mary to be better than all in the Entire World!

Sentiments of Patriotism and Sentiments of God’s Abundant Grace and Mercy join hands on this day
…the 15th of August… the Independence Day of India… & the Assumption of our Blessed Mother Mary!

This day has much to teach us…much to thank the Lord…and much to exhort us!

This day has much to be nostalgic…much to be joyful….and much to be hopeful of!

The Feast of the Assumption is one of the most important feasts of our Lady.

The Dogma of the Assumption declares that when her earthly life was finished, Mary was taken up, body and soul, into heavenly glory, where the Lord exalted her as Queen of Heaven.

The Assumption was the reward God granted to our Blessed Mother for the Right use of Her Freedom!

Freedom plays a vital role in the destiny…
… of a person
…of a family
…of a society
…of a nation
… of the world!

Mamma was invited to be the Mother of God by Angel Gabriel…
… in true freedom, She said Yes!

Mamma felt the need to be a Helper of the Needy by her cousin Elizabeth …
… in true freedom, She said Yes!

Mamma was to be a model of Patience in difficulties at the birth of Jesus …
… in true freedom, She said Yes!

Mamma was requested to be a Silent Contemplative during His boyhood …
… in true freedom, She said Yes!

Mamma sensed an urgency to be an Intercessor before God at Cana …
… in true freedom, She said Yes!

Mamma was called to be a Serene Bearer during the Passion of the Lord…
… in true freedom, She said Yes!

Mamma was called to be a Model of Prayer at the Upper Room…
… in true freedom, She said Yes!

A responsible use of freedom is a sign of true and authentic spirituality and is a pathway to greater glory!

Freedom is not simply doing what we want…
… Freedom is assuming responsibility for ours and others’ lives!

Freedom is not simply getting our pleasures fulfilled…
… Freedom is fulfilling our tasks in the best way possible!

The Assumption of Blessed Mother Mary is an invitation and a challenge for each one of us….
… To focus our attention on things of heaven & transcendence and not get fixated with cares of this world!
… To live a life of holiness and purity and seeking to do God’s will at all times and in every situation!
…To share with the pain and passion of the Lord and become partakers in the salvation of the world!
…To realize that to be Holy & a Saint is a call of every Christian & we need to prioritize our life on them!

Today is a BIG Day..
… a Day to thank the Lord for Mamma’s Holiness and Her exemplary Life of Responsible Freedom …
…a Day to thank the Lord for our nation’s freedom and her valiant freedom fighters!

Let us become mindful of our Loyalty & Obligation to our Nation…
… safeguard the Precious Gift of Freedom!

Let us become conscious of our Responsibility & Duty to the Lord…
… grow in the Prized Treasure of Holiness!

May Blessed Mamma intercede for our Beloved Nation India…

And may we hold Her loving hands…
… as we seek to grow in Holiness and making the best use of our freedom as Children of God!

A very Happy Time to Blessed Mamma reigning with Her Divine Princely Child…
…and a Happy Feast to all of us, Her little ones on the earth!

A Very Precious Future to Mother India, on her Independence Day…
…and a Precious Day to all of us, her beloved citizens!

God Bless! Jai Hind! Live Jesus!

Quotable-quote-a-day-with-St Francis de Sales (SFS) – “When the Most Holy Soul of Our Lady left her Most pure Body, this Body was carried to the sepulcher and returned to the earth like that of her Son.

For it was most proper that the Mother should not have a greater privilege than the Son.

But just as Our Lord rose at the end of three day, so did She rise at the end of three days.

Yet in a different manner, inasmuch as the Saviour rose by His own power and authority and Our Lady rose by the almighty power of God Her Son…
… Who commanded the blessed Soul of His most Holy Mother to be reunited to Her Body.

Certainly it was very fitting that this most pure Body should in no way be tainted by any corruption, since that of Our Lord had been drawn from Her chaste Womb…

… and had reposed in it for nine months.”

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