‘THERE WAS NOT ONE CRUCIFIXION ON THAT DAY, BUT TWO: A MOTHER’S HEART AND HER SON’S BODY’
These words strike me as I write this on this great day of Our Lady, Our Mother, on this day when the whole Church marks her Assumption. Many people wonder at the way Catholics venerate the Mother of God, well I hope they find the answer and join in appreciating God for the gift of this woman, and so by extension, the gift of our salvation.
Today I specially want to thank God for salvation, and the manner which he chose to orchestrate it, for creating a human-divine family, for being first of all part of that human family for the purpose of divinizing it. He became part of our human history in order to divinize it, to raise it up to heavenly heights. He simply took a sample, a first fruits, himself leading on, divine as he is already, and then worked the miracle with his own human family, and called us to be part of that family by taking a position in him.
This family consists of the Divine Progenitor and the Human bearer, we all being human are not figuratively but indeed Divinized by coming into Christ and having as it were, not only his Father and His God, but also his Mother, his Eve and his Co-worker.