Mary words

“Mary’s motherhood is not some vague or abstract sort of thing.  It’s concrete and personal.  And even though it’s universal, it’s also intensely particular.  Mary is your mother.  She is my mother.  In this light, John Paul thinks it’s significant that Mary’s new motherhood on Calvary is expressed in the singular, ‘Behold, your son’ not ‘Behold, your billions of spiritual children.’  The Pope gets to the heart of it when he says, ‘Even when the same woman is the mother of many children, her personal relationship with each one of them is of the very essence of motherhood.’  In short: Mary is uniquely, particularly, personally your mother and my mother, and she doesn’t lose us in the crowd.”  (Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, 33 Days to Morning Glory)

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