Rosary Reflection 28th May – The Assumption

Rosary Reflection 28th May – The Assumption

The fourth Glorious Mystery of the Rosary is the Assumption.

 

This mystery speaks to us of the great victory that Jesus has won over sin and death. Jesus’ mother Mary is the first person to receive fully the benefit of this victory. Now every man and woman of every race and nation can hope that we too can one day share in the greatest victory ever won.

The coronavirus pandemic has been the cause of much anxiety, stress and hardship all over the world. It has brought the whole world face to face with some of life’s most difficult questions. Questions about sickness and death, about suffering and grief. Christianity offers hope in a time of despair. The central claim of Christianity is that Jesus of Nazareth, who is both God and man, has defeated death once and for all, through his death and resurrection.
The resurrection transformed the attitude of Jesus’ disciples from fear to joy! Having seen for themselves the great victory that Jesus has won, they could sing aloud:
“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”

I invite you to spend a few minutes today pondering on the victory of Jesus over sin and death. Mary, has gone before us, she has fully received the benefits of this victory. Her body did not see corruption but was assumed into heaven. She is there now, close to Jesus and is available to us as our Mother of hope. Perhaps you could imagine being in heaven with Jesus and Mary. Imagine the welcome they would like to give you. In that place where Jesus has prepared a room for you. In our heavenly Father’s house.