God has a daughter … Wednesday, June 19

Mary superimposed on its Hebrew source מרים (M...

A Rosary Meditation … The Forth Glorious Mystery, the Assumption. “All glorious is the king’s daughter as she enters; her raiment is threaded with spun gold.” Psalms 44:14. Mary is assumed into Heaven. She enters the Heavenly Jerusalem, Revelation 12:1. This Lady in Revelation? Who else could she be but Mary? And who is she? Just who is Mary? Well, we already know that she is the mother of Jesus, and because Jesus is God (John 1:1) that makes Mary the mother of God, in time, but not in eternity (Luke 1:43). But, who ELSE is she? Mary IS the daughter of God the Father. Of course someone might pipe up and exclaim that God has only ONE Child and that IS JESUS (John 3:16). And its true that He has only ONE begotten Child. But there are others, aren’t there? “Dearly beloved, we are now the sons of God … “, 1 John 3:2b. And again we read, “Who was of Henos, who was of Seth, who was of Adam, who was of God.” Luke 3:38. So God has lots of children. If He doesn’t we’re all in trouble. If you don’t believe that then read Hebrews 12:4-8. So God has a daughter and she is with Him in Heaven. Have you ever noticed how people treat the family of important people? They treat them with respect, they treat them well, don’t they? One reason for this is because they know the family member, being close to the important person, has the important person’s ear. They listen to their family. So they treat the person respectfully. And this is just one reason, but its a good one. Mary is close to God in Heaven now, He took her there to be with Him. She has been assumed up into Heaven. So, how do we treat Mary?

Today … Blessed Alcuin. Benedictine scholar and counselor to Charlemagne, sometimes called Alcuin of York. He was born in York, England, circa 735 and became a monk in the Benedictine Order in York. Ordained a deacon, Alcuin became headmaster of the cathedral school. He went to Rome and then met Charlemagne at Parma. Charlemagne invited Alcuin to become the minister of education for the Frankish court. Alcuin also founded a school and tutored the emperor. Upon retiring from the court, he became the abbot of St. Martin of Tours Monastery, reforming the house with St. Benedict of Aniane. Alcuin was listed in martyrologies as a Blessed. He was known for his holiness and scholarly wisdom, writing theological and liturgical treatises, and for his contributions to the so-called Carolingian Renaissance. Alcuin knew Charlemagne, head of the Empire. How do you think people treated Alcuin? Maybe he would be a good one to talk with about how we should treat Mary.

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