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Posted on 04/08/2008 3:40:51 PM PDT by annalex
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Who is Mary of Nazareth?
Hail, Full of Grace!! All generations shall call you Blessed.
Well at least all generations of those who belong to the Church established and protected by Jesus Christ.
A beautiful tribute to a beautiful person. Thank you for posting. There’s a lot to meditate on here.
Much better, and worthwhile to meditate on Christ, for that is where salvation is. Mary was nothing more than a person, like David, Moses or Abraham.
Fine; let’s contemplate the Incarnation—when the Word became flesh, was the flesh created ex nihilo, or was Mary indeed “the mother of my Lord?”
And this is relevant how???
How is Mary worthy of meditation OVER Christ? Or other than Christ? Or other than aforementioned David, Moses or Abraham?
I believe most good Jews honour their Father and mother.
And do we not seek to be like Christ?
Why such a hostility to a person who occupies a significant part of the Gospel? Did anything prevent you from meditating on David, Moses or Abraham, or on Jesus?
And do we not seek to be like Christ?
So you honor your mother and father. What does that have to do with Mary?
prayers for you. May your unbelief be turned to belief according to the Gospel of St. Luke.
You are aware of it, aren’t you? It would appear that perhaps you are not appraised of the Scriptures therein.
As opposed to Paul or Peter or David or Abraham or Moses.
Those have something(s) to meditate on. They all point to Christ.
"Never apologize for the Blessed Virgin Mary!"
I think you need to read this thread and offer your prayers. (And apology) I totally disown your comments — I think they bordered on rudeness.
Why did Jesus on the Cross say to John, “Behold your mother?”
Was John then bound to honour Mary as Christ did?
**Thus, it is unwise to conclude that the amount of verses devoted to a topic in the Bible is directly linked to its importance. In any case, theres more in the Bible about Mary than is often supposed.**
Very wise man!
My how bold and brave of you to disown MY comments.
“The Archangel was sent from Heaven to cry: Rejoice! to the Theotokos. And beholding You, O Lord, taking bodily form, he stood in awe, and with his bodiless voice he cried aloud to her such things as these:
Rejoice, you through whom joy shall shine. Rejoice, you the Redemption of the tears of Eve.
Rejoice, Height hard to climb for human thought. Rejoice, Depth hard to explore even for the eyes of Angels.
Rejoice, for you are the Throne of the King. Rejoice, for you sustained the Sustainer of all.
Rejoice, Star that causes the Sun to appear. Rejoice, Womb of the divine Incarnation.
Rejoice, you through whom creation is renewed. Rejoice, you whom the Creator is born a Babe.
Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride”
It takes a remarkable perspective, bordering on perversity, to maintain that Christ’s virgin mother does not point to Christ:
My soul doth magnify the Lord
and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For he hath regarded
the lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold, from henceforth
all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me
and holy is his Name.
27-Then He said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" From that hour the disciple took her into (AS)his own household.
I think the real issue is who has MORE honor?
Jesus for Mary as his mother.
Or Mary for Jesus as Messiah
and HER SAVIOR of her sins.
Who does God the Father attribute more honor?
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