Mary did you know?

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There is a well known holiday song that discusses the idea that maybe we should wonder if Mary knew how Jesus would suffer and how we would inherit his kingdom.  I would not go so far to say that the message of this song is heresy, but it approaches it in my mind.  The truth is that Mary was completely human, and she was not a prophetess, she was a Mother.  Specifically, she is the Mother of God and by divine adoption, our Mother.  Even though she is the Mother of God and the only ever-virgin Mother of anyone in the history of man, she would not know, in advance, the events that would play out in her own or Jesus’ life.  God created us and therefore knows that we naturally would do anything to avoid suffering and pain, especially for our children, if at all possible.  So, if Mary would have know the exact nature of Jesus’ suffering, you can imagine how incessant would be her begging him to avoid it at all costs.  As it was, she knew he would suffer and also that she would share in his suffering and only asked that his suffering be transferred to her, as any mother would do, I’m sure.  For our sake, Jesus bore the full force of suffering before and during his crucifixion, and Mary was allowed to share it with him.  We, with the Virgin Mary as a guide, can also share his suffering with him for the redemption of souls.  As we await our Christmas celebration, we need only look at the Annunciation where the Angel revealed how Jesus was to be born in her virgin womb, and Joseph was asked to accept her into their marital home to see the beginnings of the suffering the incarnation would initiate in reparation for the sins of the world.

My prayer for today:

Even though you did not know Mary, I am thankful for the gift you made of your life and the example of Motherhood  and human love that you showed to the world…Hail Mary, full of grace.  The Lord is with you.  Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death…Amen!

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5 thoughts on “Mary did you know?

  1. abey

    When we call Mary as Mother of God & when we believe that the Father, Son, Holy Spirit are one God then theologically it makes Mary as the mother of the Father also., which becomes to Error. The fact is the words, “mother of god” is taken from the words of Elizabeth unto Mary on her visit “That the Mother of My lord should–‘ The term My lord refers to the Psalm of David Quoted by Jesus “Why did then David in Spirit say “The Lord said unto My lord sit—‘ The Lord pertains to The Father & My lord pertains to the Son. So to Elizabeth’s words she was referring to The Son Since the hail Mary prayer is quoting the words of Elizabeth the words should read ‘Holy Mary Mother of My Lord’ but instead says mother of god since Jesus is God the Son, is to a confusion as mentioned.
    Moreover the truth is that the redemption is come through the regeneration in order to reverse the fall by the temptation at Eden, So as is said in the Church “As it was in the beginning(before the fall) it shall always be”, by the origin . God does not change, for He need not as He sees the end from the beginning.

    • Not confusion for those that are in the Spirit…We realize that God is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit…Three persons in one being, but we do not say that Mary gave birth to the Father, but the Son, who is begotten of the Father…To say that Mary is not the Mother of God is to deny the divinity of Jesus, and that leads to confusion and error, but God bless you, thanks for commenting and Merry Christmas!

      • abey

        Unfortunately three persons in one being is called oneness pentecostalism or Modalism to the likes of TD Jakes but to Hinduism. In these days of Apostasy a Christian cannot afford to have such confusions . Merry Christmas.

      • abey

        The council has interpreted ‘God bearer” as mother of god this is the understanding to the Son born as flesh . Seek ye first the Kingdom of God & His Righteousness –” seek ye eternal things is but to know for eg. Mary in eternal terms unto the words “As it was in the beginning it shall always be”. This can only come by revelations & not by Dogmas. To the Prophecy “You not the Father Neither the Son but them unto whom the Son pleases to reveal” It is clear that it is not a collective revelation but comes about individually & to this the Church as a whole need not have this integral revelation, for there is something called the “Elect of God.

  2. The last word on this is “Theotokos”, and it is the title for Mary since the beginning of Christianity…I am sure you know that it means literally “God-bearer”…I just started a new book called, “BEHOLD YOUR MOTHER” and it is written by Tim Staples, who is a convert who wrote it as a Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines…I will leave you with the decree that he quoted at the beginning of the book from the Council of Ephesus that was declared in 431:

    If anyone does not confess that God is truly Emmanuel, and that on this account the Holy Virgin is the Mother of God (for according to the flesh she gave birth to the Word of God become flesh by birth), let him be anathema.”

    God bless you and I hope you come around!

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