Or so it is in the faith of all Catholic and Orthodox Christians. We disagree on what to call tomorrow’s feast – Dormition (“Falling Asleep”) or Assumption (“the Taking Up”) – and the rather precise (or imprecise, depending on how you look at it) Catholic formulation of the doctrine (see here) allows for the possibility that Mary didn’t actually experience death as such – but we do agree that Mary’s body did not experience the corruption of the grave, and that she is now body and soul in heaven with the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, her Son. (See this good Wikipedia article for more info).
In other words, she has followed where he has gone. As indeed we all shall at the resurrection on the last day.
Now, Pastor Weedon has a beautiful meditation for the “Dormition” on his blog, well worth reading and meditating upon.
But his meditation ends with the words:
My Son, I am not afraid. I go to you, to you who have conquered death, to you who are the Forgiveness of all sins. Receive me, child. Receive me.
My question to Pastor Weedon is: In what sense has Mary “gone” to her Son?