Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mary, Mother of God

How much do you love your mother? Very much assuming she is a wonderful Mother like most are. That being said, what would you do for her? Everything in the world.

That got me to thinking about Mary. I had a mother who left when I was 2 years old. I have only seen her 3-4 times since then. A terrible mother. Christ's mother loved him and cared for him his entire life, even until the cross where she sat at the foot and mourned him. How much does he love her? How hard would he try to do whatever she asks? Obviously from the Wedding Feast at Cana and thereafter, we see that he tried his hardest to do everything for her, something natural to a son who loves his mother. When we ask for her intercession, who better could we go to to ask her son for a favor? No one. And the entire prayer focuses on her son, who allows her to be sinless.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

Pray for us Sinners, Now and at the Hour of Our Death.

Amen.

2 comments:

mel said...

A blessed Lord's Day to you.
Have missed seeing you in the Google Reader; hope all is well.

I've read much about Mary, including a Christian History & Biography magazine article(evangelical Prot in tone), attempting to explain the varying views of who Mary was and what her role is in our faith.

Thanks for the post. Sorry about your own experience. I know many people who had terrible earthly father experiences and who have grabbed-hold of God as their Father with full force; same deal, different parent.

Still trying to work through the "pray for us" part of the Hail Mary. I've read quite a bit and have even started another blog as a place for "book reports." Any suggestions? It may all boil down to a matter of faith in the Marian doctrines, which I do not have.

Peace.

~Joseph the Worker said...

Thanks for the comment. I think I'll respond to this in a separate post.