Cycle B

Good News B37a

Feast of the Assumption of Mary

“My Soul Proclaims the Greatness of the Lord”


Luke 1:46-55 New American Bible

Luke 1:46-55 Bible Gateway New International Version


          Mary’s words proclaimed the greatness of the Lord. They reflected the goodness of the Lord in her soul. Make your words tell the goodness of the Lord, too. Praise him for all the good things he has done for you. Tell others how thankful you are for what he has done to keep you on the path to heaven. You will notice that the more you are thankful and praise God, the more good things he sends to bless you.

If you are going through tough times right now, you might not remember the good things. However, if you look deep into your soul, you will find an abundance of good things that God has done for you.

What? You say you still can’t think of anything. Look around you. Watch the news. Read the newspapers. Being alive is a blessing. Talk with a friend. Having a friend is a blessing. A friend can tell you how you are blessed. Think back in your life to the time you were a child. A Mother and Father are blessings. Grandparents are blessings.

If you still cannot think of reasons to be thankful and to proclaim the greatness of God, ask God to show you what your blessings are. He will point them out to you.

You have food to eat. You have a place to live. You have clothing to keep your warm. You live in a safe neighborhood. All of these things are reasons to be thankful. They are gifts from God.

Thank God for creating you. You are a blessing. You were made to do something for someone on earth that no one else can do. Discover what this is. Finding it is a blessing. Show others by the way you live that God is great. That’s what Mary did. You can do it, too.

             Say the “Our Father” and ask God to help you be a reflection of his goodness. Treat yourself and others as you would treat God.  He is in you and others, too.


“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.



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