~by Susi Pittman
January 18, 2017: Call Upon Mary With Confidence
There is no love like a mother’s love and there is no more perfect love of a mother for her children, than the love of Mary for the adopted sons and daughters of her Son, Jesus
She advocates and intercedes for us before the Godhead, just as beautifully as our own mothers would appeal to our fathers in our behalf. And there is no greater love by God towards any human creature, than the spouse of the Holy Spirit, Mary. Daughter of God, Mother of Christ, no other earthly creature holds a candle to these titles, and that is why she is so beloved by us! She supported in her arms Him who supports the entire universe…she embraced God!
It is in times of trouble that we seek the loving heart of Mary which is easily moved to mercy for us.
My favorite story in the mother-Son relationship of Mary and Jesus is the Wedding of Cana in the Gospel of John, chapter 2. Mary and Jesus were both in attendance at the wedding feast when it came to Mary’s attention that the wine was running low. So Mary turns to Jesus and says, Fili, vinum non habent—They have no wine. Jesus tends to dissent somewhat, when He replies to her, What wouldst thou have me do, woman? My hour has not yet come. Yet Mary, being the good Jewish mother and knowing her Son’s love, implores the house help to, Do whatever He tells you. Jesus was moved to clemency by His mother and took six stone jars filled with water and transformed them into the most delicious wine of the day.
Jesus knows intimately the heart of Mary His Immaculate Mother. It is a heart so pure, so holy, created by God the Father exclusively for Jesus, such a heart could never act against Him. Jesus loves her heart so much! And when Mary advocates for the clemency of humankind, Jesus is always moved by her intercessions.
So pray with confidence to the Blessed Mother, Mary Most Holy!
Oh clement O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary, pray for us O Holy Mother of God that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
And rest assured that the Mother of Jesus will hear your prayers and beseech the Triune Godhead for your needs.
We are all, everything and everywhere, the family of God with a Holy Mother to love us and care for us!
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Susi Pittman is founder of CatholicStewardsofCreation.com and Owner-President of Twin Oaks Publishing; she is author of Animals in Heaven? Catholics Want to Know!; a member of the St. John’ s Catholic Writers Guild; a member of the Florida Publishers Association, Independent Book Publishers Association, the National Association of Professional Women, the ASPCA, the National Wildlife Federation, the Humane Society of the United States and the National Audubon society.
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