Something About Mary ~ Jesus came through her

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The Church's devotion to the Virgin is not only the fruit of a spontaneous response to the exceptional value of her person and the importance of her role in the work of salvation, but is based on Christ's will.

The words "Behold, your mother!", express Jesus' intention to inspire in his disciples an attitude of love for and trust in Mary, leading them to recognize her as their mother, the mother of every believer.

At the school of the Virgin, the disciples learn to know the Lord deeply, as John did, and to have an intimate and lasting relationship of love with him. They also discover the joy of entrusting themselves to the Mother's maternal love, living like affectionate and docile children.

The history of Christian piety teaches that Mary is the way which leads to Christ and that filial devotion to her takes nothing from intimacy with Jesus; indeed, it increases it and leads to the highest levels of perfection. (more HERE)

There is nothing random about God. He is a God of order, not chaos.

He ordered the world so that Jesus would come through Mary. Why this way?

Why bring grace through Mary? He could have come any way. There must be something...full circle about His plan...she is the conduit....

Why did he send his angel, Gabriel, to greet her and say, "Hail, FULL of grace?"

How full is full?
Angel means God's messenger, this was God's message to Mary...HIS WORD.

Jesus tell us that He is The Life, The Truth and The Way. If His journey began through Mary, ours should too. We should take for ourselves his mother, like John did at the Cross. We are to follow Him. We are to come to Him through Mary, to Jesus through Mary. Mary leads us to Jesus, ALWAYS.

Ad Jesum per Mariam. "Totus Tuus!"

1 comment:

NP said...

I love the photo you chose for this post! Truly beautiful!

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