I watched the eclipse…I did not get as excited as some people did, but I did see it as something spectacular for the world to see. I know it goes without saying but every day we have something that happens in church that eclipses the eclipse, the miracle of the Eucharist. I do not want to downplay the eclipse which is another ‘wonder of the universe’; that is the universe that God created. I hope that we do not forget the more wonderful that we have in our faith, that same God who created the universe and us.
Is there such a thing as one celebration or feast of our church that is more important than another? Well yes, I suppose there is. The feasts of our Savior are up there at the top… With the importance that we place on Mary’s intercession, today’s feast is also one to remind us of who we are and the importance of living our lives so as to give glory to God as she did. Because of her part in bringing Christ into our world, she was given a special gift of not experiencing death. We pray thru her intercession that our passing from this life too might not be a struggle for us or those we love.