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To: Biggirl
What Jesus did was make His Mother Mary not only sister in faith, but a spiritual mother and prayer warrior/intercesor.

No He didn't...You're reading stuff into it that's just not there...

Jesus never called his Mother, Mother, or Mom, or Mama, or Mother of God, or Queen of Heaven...He called her woman...

Luk 11:27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.
Luk 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Jesus went out of his way to let us know that were are not to look on Mary as someone than the average Christian...

Mary is the MOTHER of ALL CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS, be they Catholic, Orthodox, or even Protestant.

Mother in Law, maybe, if we want to get technical...

Would it suprise you that even Protestants are discovering or rediscovering Mary, thanks to the movies “The Passion Of The Christ” and “ The Nativity”?

Doesn't surprise me at all...Those Protestants never wandered too far from Rome to begin with...

This is a good thing because it will with the help of the Holy Spirit bring the Christian believers into greater unity.

I'm for unity...I support unity 100%...We should all unite as long as we leave the pope, priests and Eucharist in Rome and NOT in our united church...

36 posted on 12/04/2007 7:14:33 AM PST by Iscool
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To: Iscool
Maybe you can do some reading by two Protestant writers, Scot McKnight and Jon Sweeny who wrote two books, the former, who wrote the book, “The Real Mary: Why Evangelical Christians Can Embrace The Mother Of Jesus”, and the latter, “ The Lure Of Saints: A Protestant Experence Of Catholic Tradition”. Even Martin Luther had good things to say about Mary. This rediscovery by Protestants is good because she is shown to be what a follower of her son ought to be.
37 posted on 12/04/2007 9:16:57 AM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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