The Assumption And The Promise Of Things To Come
Reflecting on today's Solemnity, I kept returning to one thought~that Mary's Assumption into Heaven is a promise of what awaits us. I don't mean necessarily in the way she "died", but that she resides now in heaven body and soul, as does her Son. While there are many souls in heaven, there are only two who are there body and soul, and those are Jesus and Mary.
I like to think and reflect on this sometimes. God loved humanity so much that he took on a human body through that of another human body, thereby sanctifying humanity. God loves humanity so much that He has promised to return our bodies to us, glorified, at the end of time.
The Assumption of Mary is a beautiful reminder of what God has in store for those who love Him.
Prayer To Our Lady Assumed Into Heaven
Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Jesus and our Mother, we believe in your triumphant assumption into heaven where the angels and saints acclaim you as Queen. We join them in praising you and bless the Lord who raised you above all creatures. With them we offer you our devotion and love. We are confident that you watch over our daily efforts and needs, and we take comfort from the faith in the coming resurrection. We look to you, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. After this earthly life, show us Jesus, the blest fruit of your womb, O kind, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary.(Prayer courtesy of Catholic Online)