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To: Carolina
Sorry, I was simply responding to your invitation in post six "Please add your favorite meditations for this day"

And that is all I did, I was not looking for a debate, nor chastisement, just posting one of my fovorite verses of Scripture, one I have thought long and hard over.

29 posted on 08/15/2006 4:11:10 PM PDT by thiscouldbemoreconfusing
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing
Yes, I understand. But to us Catholics, that verse is like a cudgel used to beat us for our supposed idolatry of Mary. No matter how much we explain, non-Catholics know better than we what our interior motivations are.

Today is the day we honor the Mother of Our Lord, who through her humility opened the gate of Salvation for us, and her utter dependence and trust in God showed us the way of perfect obedience. We are not confused as to whom we worship. Worship belongs to God alone. With regards to the Virgin Mary, God loved her and honored her. Out of all the human race, he chose her to give His Beloved Son His human frame. So we venerate her and show her honor. It grieves us when she is dishonored. So on this day of the remembrance of her triumph we invite everyone to meditate on Mary, the woman whom every generation should call Blessed.

30 posted on 08/15/2006 4:52:37 PM PDT by Carolina
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