Queen Mother of the Kingdom of God (#537, Assumption of Mary)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary received her identity from God and lived in her identity. We are called to do the same. How does Mary help us? She is the “Queen Mother” in the Kingdom of God (see 1 Kings 2:19-21 and 1 Kings 15:2). Assumed into Heaven, she sits at the right hand of her Son, the King, and helps direct His kingdom. She also remains a mother to all who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus (Rev 12:17). The Queen Mother cares about all her children, including you and me. You are royalty; this is our try identity. Live it.

(15 Aug 2015)

Point to Ponder: What would it be like if your own mother were sitting at Jesus’ right hand in Heaven, and he listened to all she had to say to him?

Point to Discuss: Talk with your spouse or a friend about Mary’s role in your life. How do you speak to her? Has she helped you?