Archbishop Charles Scicluna emphasised that being a Christian implies serving one’s neighbour while thristing for justice. The Archbishop was delivering the homily during the mass in the basilica of Santa Marija, Mosta celebrating the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The Archbishop reminded his congregation that Mary described herself as the handmaid of the Lord whose kingdom is one of service and is founded on truth, justice, honesty and integrity. Her mission is to take care of humanity just like Jesus Christ who washed the Apostles feet and told them to do the same with each other.
Our Lady’s words statement in the Manificat that the Lord did great things for her were the starting point of the homily of the Archbishop who also explained how the Lord did great thing for each and everyone of us.
The Archbishop explained how the Lord has gifted Mary with perpetuity and has been protected her from sin and death and how God has also liberated us from the sackles of death because we are immersed in sin.
He also referred to the reading from the Apocalypse and the decription of the Lady dressed in sunshine with the moon at her feet and a crown of twelve stars and explained how the Holy Trinity invested her with sunshine as Christ is the Sun and she deserves to be dressed with his luminesce. The Moon reflects the Sun and that is why her beauty is a reflection of her Son’s beauty. The crown with twelve starts represents the unity of the Church that has been built of the twelve columns representing the twelve Apostles.