Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Mary our Mother

I was reading an article the other day which discussed those who do not accept Mary as our Mother, the bride of the Church. If Christ is the Son, and God the Father, that makes Mary the Mother. Just like in the natural generation, the supernatural has a Father: God and a Mother: Mary. All true children have God for their Father, and Mary for their mother; but those who hate, despise or ignore the Blessed Mother can't recognize God as their Father, even if they proclaim such things about God. This doesn't make Mary an equal to God, but establishes her place as Mediator and Mother of all (including GOD!)... makes your head spin, doesn't it?

"Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! Our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley, of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus; O clement, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary.

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ."