Assumption – King David brought the Ark to Jerusalem. When Jesus has defeated the enemies Sin and Death, and is seated on the Throne, he welcomes the new Ark into the Hoy City, the new Jerusalem. You too receive the Bread of Life; you too are an ark.
Immaculate Conception – On our way to celebrate Jesus’ birth, we pause to celebrate Mary’s conception. Why?!? God had such a great gift that no one was pure enough to receive it. God helped Mary be ready. Advent is when God helps us get ready.
The Assumption of Mary teaches us three things: 1) Life is a journey 2) It has ups and downs 3) We don’t have to do it alone. Keep peddling!
Before you were conceived in your mother’s womb, God had a concept of you with him in Heaven for all eternity. Mary teaches us two things: 1) God’s plans are worth waiting for 2) All we have to do is say “Yes” to God and God will do the rest. [AUDIO]
Before we were conceived in our mother’s womb, we were conceived in the mind of God. God thought of you in heaven, Immaculate. Work along with God so that His conception of you can become a reality. [AUDIO]