Alignment. You’ve heard me speak of this before. On numerous occasions you’ve heard me say something like, “We simply seek to align the things we do in the world with the things that God does in the world.”
We celebrate today the feast of the Assumption of Mary.
Mary – wholly in God and God wholly in her. The first reading today tries to express this wholly in God through visions of other worldly happenings. The sun and moon, a great dragon with seven heads, the child spirited away immediately after birth to heaven, the woman running to a safe desert place prepared for her by God. It is this author’s way of trying to tell in story and vision of God’s greatness, of Mary’s greatness. The greatness of her saying ‘yes’ to God to becoming the mother of Jesus.