Today we celebrate the feast when God honours his most beloved creature, Mary. She was conceived without sin so that she in turn would conceive Jesus, the sinless Son of God. God assumes her into heaven, body and soul, so that the corruption of death will not touch her sinless body. Mary’s whole person is sinless; her whole being is sinless. Yes, she is conceived without sin, but she has the freedom of choice to remain sinless or not. But the Assumption is not just about raising Mary’s sinless body into heaven; it becomes our own challenge towards a life of holiness. As we join in her happiness, let us look forward to the day when we too can share it with her.

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