The victory of Christ over sin and death was not for Him alone. It is for all of us mere mortals who believe in Him and are true to Him.
As a demonstration of this, we celebrate today the moment when the first mere mortal entered into the glory of the resurrected Christ. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the first fruits of Christ’s resurrection. It is a reminder that there really is more than this life – there really is a resurrection.
If the dead are not raised, neither has Christ been raised,
and if Christ has not been raised,
your faith is vain; you are still in your sins.
Then those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
If for this life only we have hoped in Christ,
we are the most pitiable people of all.
But now Christ has been raised from the dead,
the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
For since death came through a human being,
the resurrection of the dead
came also through a human being.
For just as in Adam all die,
so too in Christ shall all be brought to life,
but each one in proper order:
the first fruits;
then, at his coming, those who belong to Christ.
There is more than this. There is a resurrection. Mary is there and we will be there too if we are faithful and true to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.