Body also for Heaven

The myste­ry of the Assump­tion of Mary cle­ar­ly shows how gre­at the human body is. The Mother of God was so pure in tho­ughts, words, deeds, and becau­se of that she beca­me such a beau­ti­ful woman that God did not allow her body to decay (after Her death).

The myste­ry of taking Mary, body and soul to Heaven teaches us that not only what is immor­tal, but even what is only mate­rial, is cal­led to sha­re in the glo­ry of God. Let us try to live the myste­ry of the Assump­tion of Mary eve­ry day. How to do it? It is best to entrust our­se­lves to God thro­ugh Mary­’s inter­ces­sion eve­ry day, just as our spi­ri­tu­al teacher, St. Fau­sti­na, did with the words: O Mary, my Mother and my Lady, I offer You my soul, my body, my life and my death, and all that will fol­low it. I pla­ce eve­ry­thing in Your hands. O my Mother, cover my soul with Your vir­gi­nal man­tle and grant me the gra­ce of puri­ty of heart, soul and body. Defend me with Your power aga­inst all ene­mies… (D. 79). Then it is good to think abo­ut our holi­ness, and what to do so that our who­le body would be mer­ci­ful, ple­asing to God, that our eyes, ears, hands and legs would be mer­ci­ful. Sin­ce your body is the tem­ple of the Holy Spi­rit (1 Cor. 6:19), as St. Paul the Apo­stle said. The­re­fo­re, let us glo­ri­fy God with our bodies, avo­iding sin and caring for works of mer­cy.