The Feast of the Assumption: A Convert’s View


It was the hardest tenet to accept,

This belief that a woman-in-the-flesh,

Body and soul, fully clothed, in a blue veil

Would be lifted up ever so slowly

Only to vanish in the gossamer clouds

To take up residence in heaven.


It was the hardest.

She could accept the virgin birth,

She could accept life after death,

She could accept the Holy Trinity,

She could accept the Resurrection—

She could accept all these, but

The assumption of the woman into heaven

She could not accept.


--August 15, 2013