Wow - what a bold title! There may have always been controversy about Mary's role in the Church as Mother of God - but none like we see today. March 25th is the Feast of the Annunciation but falls on Palm Sunday and therefore will not be celebrated until April 9th because of the days of Easter. I have written an article under "Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary" - please read. I wanted to post here as well because this title of Our Lady (Mother of God) is the most scrutinized by Protestant and now sadly, by Catholics as well. How are we to call Mary the Mother of God. Yes, we all understand that She gave birth to Jesus on Christmas Day but no mother knows who they are giving birth to! Right? Here is where the difference lies. As stated in my other article, She was conceived without original sin. This was for the sole purpose of being immaculately pure for God. This is where our feeble minds get lost - especially at a time when lost sheep are trying to be "equal to God". And at a time when we are told we can receive God in our hands at Holy Communion. We have lost our sense of the "Sacred".
God could never be born of a woman who was "for an instant" the slave of the devil in sin. That is enough to meditate on. She is pure - plain and simple! She is not only pure - She is holy. "Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of Your Womb - Jesus!" Her Will is always - always in union with the Will of the Trinity. WOW - that is hard to comprehend. This makes Her a tremendous model for us to follow. Yes, She has more grace than all of us but all things are possibly with God and we are called to be perfect. God's Treasure Box is loaded. He has enough grace to make all of us saints - but we choose not to go there. We will have to answer for this when we stand before Him. Do you want to die in spiritual infancy? We can climb the mountain here but we must give up all that takes us away from God in order to make room. We can not love God and mammon at the same time. (Please use the "I Want to See God" blog under Formation to help you with this as well as seek a good Spiritual Advisor.)
Let us make this Holy Week - holy! Let us meditate on the Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Did you know that according to those who were told by Our Lady (Anne Catherine Emmerich and Mother Mary Agreda) that since Mary was at the Foot of the Cross - She never missed a day doing the Stations of the Cross. She walked the way (which took an hour) and honored the spots where His Precious Blood fell for us. What a sweet and tender Mother! May we live in imitation of Her!
Thank you O Most Blessed Trinity for such a dear and tender Mother! Thank you Mary for saying YES to God for all the sufferings that You had to endure in being the Mother of God and the Mother of All. May God richly bless You and may we long for the day to see You in Heaven adorned as Queen of Heaven and Earth!!!
(Please go to the "Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary" to read more of Her)
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!