Solemnity of the Assumption Of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
A message for summer – reserving moments for God:
Let us use contemplation for the vision of the light of God; let us not be carried away with worry that allows our thoughts to be crushed by the tumult of the things of the world; this creates difficulty in appreciating the secrets of the invisible God.
While at work, with its frenetic rhythms, and during vacation, we have to reserve moments for God. We have to open our lives up to Him, directing a thought to Him, a reflection, a brief prayer.
Let us not forget that Sunday is the day of Our Lord, the day of the liturgy, to perceive in the beauty of our churches, in the sacred music and in the Word of God, the same beauty of our God, allowing Him to enter into our being. (Pope Benedict)