11 thoughts on “Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  1. It only stands to ‘Faith & Reason’ that THE most Holy Tabernacle–Mary, most Holy–the God-Bearer – who enshrined the Son Of God & Creator of the Universe, would remain incorrupt in death & Assumed into Heaven Body & Soul! As She is Created for this Sole purpose alone!

    • Margaret, Ask a Jew, a Muslim, and an Arian about the Trinity and the Incarnation. Ask a scientific materialist about the Resurrection and the Ascension. See what they think about “reason” in these areas. They would argue that reason posits their complete impossibility. The awesome mysteries of God are not tied to limited human reason. We rely on faith alone when it comes to these revealed mysteries.

      • CC, How come I have a strong feeling you prefer your faith & reason more Thomas Aquinas than say…Philip Melanchthon, John Calvin, John Wesley, or Karl Barth?

      • ‘Faith and Reason’ are not opposed, but rather work in conjunction, as Pope John Paul ll said–“they are the two wings by which the Soul takes flight to God”. True, ‘human reason’ alone can be a bird that can’t quite fly, so one must make an ‘ascent of Faith’ to move outward and upward. But FAITH is a ‘Gift of God’, yes – so one can say, “Lord, I desire to believe, help my unbelief”; Light would than break through the darkened Intellect and one would have every ‘reason’ to Believe–“these revealed Mysteries” – and not to Believe would become UNreasonable. Yes, “Fides et Ratio”!

      • Margaret, When we’re talking salvation and the awesome mysteries of revelation, “For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Cor 5:7), as “the righteous shall live by My faith” (Habakkuk 2:4) and “Now the just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17 & Hebrews 10:38) [NKJV]. Just read over all the statements about faith in scripture. Do you find anything similar like that to mere human reason there? Yes, we should use our minds and the tools of language and understanding, but the illumination of the fallen human soul is a gift from God that rests on faith, not reason.

      • Again I must say an Amen with Michael here! HE is hitting the grand biblical & theological notes here! …”It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for THE SALVATION OF THE LORD.” (Lam. 3: 26)

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