Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Reason no. 2 why I remain Catholic: Mary

She is gracious. She is sweet and full of grace. 

She is holy. She is wise and always aids us in our needs.

She is our hope. She is our advocate. She is our mother. 

Mary!

The single most venerated woman in all of history. 

She is the mother of God. Chosen before all time. "I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; They will strike at your head, while you strike at their heel." Genesis 3:15. 

She would be chosen to be the Mother of God and our mother. 

Mary is the figure of perfection. She is the mother who awaits so that she may lead us to her son. 

It took me a long time to come to know Mary. I often battled with the question: "Why do I need Mary if I have Jesus?" 



But Jesus wanted me to have Mary. "Behold, your mother." John 19:27

How could He resist us coming to His mother? Mary is the fastest and surest way to Jesus. This is what I learned through contemplating the mother of God. 

We do not worship her. We ask for her intercession. We ask for our mother to lead us to her Son. 

Often she is depicted standing on the moon. She does not have her own light but only shines the light of her son, Jesus Christ. Mary does everything for her son and with her son. 

The words of the Memorare hold true:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us!

1 comment:

  1. It was Jesus who also lead me to His mother. I never thought of Mary until Jesus began leading me to her. What a gift our blessed mother is. Thank you for your blog :-)

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