Learn more about the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: http://catholicism.about.com/od/holydaysandholidays/p/Birth_of_Mary.htm
Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/090815.cfm
Brothers and sisters: We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined he also called; and those he called he also justified; and those he justified he also glorified.
Mary was called, justified and her yes lead to her eternal glory. She allowed the Lord to lead her to His glory and she continues to do that today. She is calling us to love, honor and follow her Son, Jesus. She never asks for glory for herself, only her Son. Do you heed her call? Do you follow Him? He has called you, will you answer yes as she did? Will you allow the Lord to lead you where He chooses? She did.
Prayer: Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.
With delight I rejoice in the Lord.