Indeed the Blessed Virgin Mary is Queen because Jesus, her Son, is King of heaven and earth. However, she is not like any other Queen for she is first and foremost a Mother to all of us. Her love for us is no different from her love for Jesus. Do we believe this?
Her appearances at Lourdes, Fatima and Guadalupe show how much she wants to reach out to us, her children, with her messages. She intercedes for us to her son Jesus when we pray to her. Like at the wedding feast in Cana, she brings our petitions, needs and intentions to her Son. Thus her titles — Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Mary Help of Christians.
In the reading of today about the Annunciation of the Lord, she teaches us in the way she has taught Jesus during his growing years. By her example and response to God through the angel, she teaches us about faith and trust in the Lord, about love for God and trusting obedience to Him.
The “yes” of our Blessed Mother is an example for us to follow. Are we saying “yes” to Jesus daily? As we experience difficulties in our “yes” response, let us remember our Mother who is there for us, to intercede for us.