"When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, 'Woman, behold, your son!'. Then he said to the disciple, 'Behold, your mother!’"Jn 19:26-27
Today, September 8th, is the day picked as the day to celebrate the birth of our Blessed Mother. This is not a Catholic day, nor is it a Protestant day, but a day to celebrate along with the Good Son the birth of His Mother, who He gave to us all.
If we choose to say we will not only follow Christ, but try to become "little Christs" ourselves, than we must do as the commandment says, and honor our Mother. This will not suddenly make you Catholic, and Rosary beads won't magically appear in your hands, nor will the cross around your neck mystically appear connected to a Miraculous Medal . . . but you might just join in the communion of saints as we watch our Lady of Grace blow out the candles (on what I hope is carrot cake), seated next to her loving Son.
Again, I just ask any with "ears to hear" (o.k. eyes to read), that they just ponder in their heart the question of not only why they are scared of Marian doctrine, but a deeper question, which is. . . .
If Mary was to have no purpose except birthing and teaching the young Jesus, than it was it not extremely cruel of Christ to make His mother watch Him die on the cross? He could have easily had her taken home to heaven before that day, as He did with Joseph.
Why was Mary at the cross, and why would Christ use the few precious moments of life left to Him to utter the words "behold your Mother".
Holy Mary Mother of God, I truly thank you for humbling yourself to be the mother of all, especially this silly ol' Baltimore boy.
Thank You Jesus!
Thank You Jesus!