13- BE RESPECTED TO MARY.
1- WITHOUT MARY, HUMANITY IS NOT IN RECOVERY.
God is an extremely good and merciful Father, the more glorious and peaceful His Kingdom is, the more He wants to have more children to share in happiness with Him. But God dominates the entire universe, so for the sake of justice, He could not create us as angels, but had to create humans. And before creating man, God created very righteous laws, so that man could freely choose between good and evil. Those who do good and shun evil and gain merit, depending on the amount, are rewarded with the rank of gods, and those who are greedy and wicked fall into the category of demons.
But man's sins are piled up from generation to generation so that no one can enter the Kingdom of God by himself, so there is only the One who is on the throne of God, and is right and lawful: He must BE HUMAN because God's laws are only practiced with humans, He can do great deeds enough to redeem all mankind.
God is supremely holy and great, so only a very pure virgin, free from sin and perfect in all virtues, is worthy to conceive and give birth to the One in the Divine Throne. The prophecy: "Behold, a virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call his name Immanuel, which means God with us." is a CONDITION in the Law "HAVING, BE GIVEN": Humanity must have a WOMAN FULL OF ALL VIRTUES, then God can let His Son to be born on Earth.
So, not to mention the blessings that Our Lady poured out into the world, mankind forever had to remember the merits and reverently praise the Virgin Mary. Because there is no way, no time, no one else in the world, only Our Lady is qualified to be pregnant, give birth, and become the SUPREME MOTHER OF THE MOST- HIGH ONE, only He can save us from our sins and bring us to eternal life.
2-Maria Immaculate Conception.
Adam is every man, Eve is every woman, whoever gives birth to children, owes great-grandchildren... Also becomes an ancestor. And to eat the forbidden fruit is to disobey God's law, to act unrighteously, to sin: "Have you eaten of the fruit that I forbade you to eat?" And the sin is inherited: "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel." So the life of each of us can test the fact of the science is: The seeds of sin are inherited through the flesh, through the nerves, through the brain, through the souls of parents to be linked with the souls of their children, and sin is also spread by scandals, bad examples, eyes seen and ears heard...
As for the Virgin Mary, she was born from a lineage that loved God, was chaste, holy, virtuous... So the blessing was inherited from generation to generation until the time of Mary's mother and father are Saint Joachim and Saint Anne is the ultimate in holiness. The Virgin Mary inherited that inheritance and was a virgin, immaculate, and all virtues. And according to the Law of "Having, be given": Mary's full abundance, given by God His great privilege of being, absolutely never infected any sin from the time of Our Lady's conception and lived pure and free from sin all her life: That is Immaculate Conception.
MOTHER Immaculate Conception means that: Mary was blessed to be a virgin from the womb of her mother. Thus, Our Lady deserves to be pregnant and give birth to Christ, the Lord of heaven and earth.
We are born into this world by God, He wants us to make merit to enjoy eternal happiness in the Kingdom of Heaven. Our merits, though multiplied by a hundred thousand through TRUST in the merits of Jesus Christ, must pay for our sins, and in part must compensate for the pleasures of life.
The Virgin Mary Immaculate Conception, so every step, every toil, every difficulty, every worry, every heartache when people beat Jesus, when the Jew condemn the Lord to death, the excruciating pain of following the Lord carrying the cross up to Golgotha, the excruciating pain of watching the wicked crucify the Lord's hands and feet, heartbreaking pain when watching Jesus writhe in agony for three hours hanging on the cross, pain, and fainting when she saw his last breath, and then when he was beaten in the chest with a lance, even though at that time he no longer knew hurt but the heart of Our Lady was pierced by that same blade, the pain became numb when Our Lady hugged her frozen and broken body... Only those who are parents can understand the pain many times over when they see their child be in pain, we will understand how great is the suffering of Our Lady, her suffering becomes merit that can help the whole world.
3- MARY, MOTHER OF GOD.
Jesus is the great and transcendent holy God, one with the Father and the Holy Spirit, so the Mother must be pure and chaste all her life, free from sin and perfect in all virtues to be worthy to be MOTHER GOD.
The Church has ordained Mary as the Mother of God and celebrates her feast on January First of every year. Through devotion to the Virgin Mary, the Church has the grace to recognize her great position. That position has not only existed since the Church recognized and consecrated it, but has been included in God's plan: "Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name. Immanuel, which means GOD IS WITH US. " And as soon as the Virgin Mary accepted the word of the angel Gabriel to conceive, she was officially the mother of God.
Jesus is the Innocent One, so all his poverty and toil throughout his life and his extremely painful and humiliating death created great merit in the eyes of the Father, and Since the person of Jesus is God, his merits are multiplied by thousands of thousands, which can atone for the sins of all mankind.
In the same way, the Immaculate Conception of the Immaculate Virgin Mary suffered a great deal with God, so her merit is extremely sublime and is also multiplied by thousands through her position as the Mother of God, so she has power over the world, heaven, and earth above all the angels and saints. We respectfully look to the Mother of God, and she pours out boundless blessings from the merits of the Mother of God. Therefore, the Hail Mary has the prayer: "Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us..." It is in the name of Mary, the Mother of God, and through the great merits of the Mother of God, to ask her for help and salvation.
4- MARY'S PERPETUAL HELP.
Jn 2:1-11, And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee, and the Mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith to him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I have to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith to them, Fill the waterpots with water. and they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bear it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, and saith to him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee and manifested his glory, and his disciples believed on him."
First of all, we see the compassion of the Mother of God who noticed the lack of wine because she certainly did not drink, and if we notice the fact that Our Lady came and said to the Lord a very strange sentence: "They have no wine" as if Jesus was responsible for people running out of wine, and as if Jesus had a whole storehouse of wine right next to Him. But this verse shows us that Our Lady knows all about her beloved son Jesus, shows that she is an insider, a sharer with Jesus, she knows that Jesus has power in everything. So She said to be so natural.
In return, Jesus is the all-knowing God, He knows His Mother will make extremely great merits and have mighty powers in heaven and on earth, and the whole world will benefit from her merits. Therefore, "Woman" is the address of the King of heaven and earth with the One who has power over countless gods, who can use her power to interfere in everything in heaven and on earth.
Then we find it even more amazing that after the Lord had said, "Woman, what have I to do with thee? my hour is not yet come." Yet Our Lady told the servants: "Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it.": This means that not only did Our Lady know that Jesus could do amazing things, but she also knew that Jesus would not deny anything from Our Lady, although Jesus' plan is not yet the time to show the world God's power. Therefore, it was not surprising that when Our Lady was rewarded by God with power in heaven and on earth, Our Lady always took action to help people everywhere, at all times, not only those who called on her but also those who had not had time pleads, as was the case at this Canaan wedding feast.
We also see Jesus addressing the Virgin Mary when he was hanging on the cross: John 19:26-27: When Jesus, therefore, saw his mother and the disciples standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, "Woman, behold thy son." Then said he to the disciple, "Behold, thy mother." And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
Jesus knew that the sufferings of Our Lady, the worries and hardships of her life, combined with the great virtues of Our Lady, would become very great merit, that great merit was earned, multiplied a hundred thousand times through the merits of Jesus Christ, and multiplied a thousand times more by the motherhood of God, so that she was rewarded by God, and possessed the power over all the gods in heaven. All of them reverently adored and obeyed Our Lady, and all hell trembled at the sight of Mary's name. Therefore, out of love, Jesus benefits all mankind to Mary, so that mankind could benefit from her merits. So the sentence "O woman, this is your son" implies that: Madam, these are the children still on earth who need to rely on your merits, please protect, guide and teach." Then "WOMAN" is a word to address between the King of heaven and earth with the Holy One who is powerful above all the angels and the saints under the throne of God. And Jesus only used that word of WOMAN in the great event of entrusting all of humanity to Mary, but if it was simply leaving Mary to Saint John to take care of, Jesus would only use the word, Mother.
Then, after the last words of the Lord, Our Lady always taught, comforted, and advised the apostles in the early days of building the Church, until Our Lady assume both soul and body into heaven and rewarded her with great rewards. After all, but having divine authority under the throne of God, Our Lady always uses her merits to give help not only to all who call on her but also to the community, parish, diocese, region, the country, the Church, and the whole world in all its tribulation. However, because of God's Law "HAVING, BE GIVEN", we must have merit in order for Our Lady to be allowed to give, to have the right to give grace. Therefore, before the difficult calamities that are about to happen anywhere in the world, Our Lady often appears to advise people to repent, to make reparation for the Heart of Jesus and the Heart of Mary, pray the rosary to get merits, and by those merits, She can save us.
5- THE SOURCE OUR LADY GIVES TO US.
Every time we face difficulties, we run to ask Our Lady for her intercession and protection, we are quickly saved rather than run to God because God treats us like a father: because of the Love, the fathers are more strict with their children, because, with God's law, hardships and sufferings in this life will become merits and rewards in the next life, so in the Gospel, we see Jesus healed the blind and the lame, cleansed the lepers, raised the dead... But he gave no one anything, except twice making bread for people to eat when they were hungry. There was even a man who asked Jesus to intercede for his brother to divide the inheritance, to which the Lord rebuked: "Hey, brother, who made me your judge or divider?"
Mary also loves her children, but she behaves in the way of a gentle mother, and she also uses her merits to compensate for God's law of justice and has ways of consoling and comforting to relieve hardships and sufferings, as, in that Cana wedding feast, Jesus obviously knew in advance of the lack of wine, in God willing, let people be deprived, embarrassed and ashamed, then there is and that blessing is added to the capital of the next life. But Mary's way is to use her influence (merit) to urge God to help people through that trouble, and then lead people to God: Jn 2:11: "Jesus did it. This was the first miracle at Cana of Galilee and revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him."
Therefore, when we pray to Our Lady, we often easily get more material help, the more we trust and respect Our Lady, the more we are protected, many people thanks to the frequent recitation of the Rosary that Our Lady always give them signs and graces to comfort and support them every day, it is not by accident but a thousand times the same, we see very clearly on the road of life: the same adversity, the same calamity, the same grief, in need, but those who love and trust Our Lady are always protected and comforted many times over, both spiritually and materially.
Each person, each house, Our Lady allows great graces: wherever difficult disasters are about to happen, Our Lady will appear to comfort and advise and teach people how to avoid disaster. For example, at the beginning of the 20th century, the whole world faced the catastrophe of cruel and cruel power and extremely strange doctrines that pushed the world on the path of destruction. In Portugal in 1917, where the authorities had a cruel plot to destroy Catholicism, Our Lady appeared to Fatima with three children, instructing and admonishing that:
-Repent and improve your life
-Pray in reparation to the Heart of Mary
-Pray the Rosary diligently
And the Church has actively and thoroughly implemented the command of Our Lady: Each person, each house, combined with the parish, diocese, country, and the whole Church around the world, into the Movement to pay tribute to the Heart of Mary. Because of her anger and excitement, Our Lady had miraculously cured: The whole country and the Portuguese government repented, converted, reverently adored the Heart of Mary, and offered their country to Our Lady.
Or right from the time the Communist Party took power in Russia, with its bloody dictatorship and atheism that advocated the destruction of the entire Church, not only Russia but the whole world. Our Lady sent a message through Lucia, promising that if the Pope consecrated Russia to Our Lady, plus the fulfillment of the three Fatima commandments, Our Lady would help Russia to repent. It is a condition for Our Lady to use that to save the world. In 1984, Russia was officially consecrated by Saint John Paul II according to the rite requested by Our Lady. As a result, not only Russia but the entire Eastern European Union of Russia collapsed and made a great reform without bloodshed, and embarked on the construction of welfare, democracy, especially self-determination of religion. It was very surprising, very strange! People thought that this life-changing had to be "Blood into a river, bones into a mountain".
Followers of Christ do not fast as many Buddhists, do not have as many laws as Jews, do not fast as Muslims, but our merits are multiplied a hundred and a thousand times through the merits of Jesus Christ. Particularly, those who have reverence and hope for Our Lady are also helped and protected by the noble merits of the "Immaculate Mother" and "Mother of God", whose life is much more serene, peaceful, and stable.
6- MARY SHARING WITH JESUS.
All believers are called by the Church to cooperate in the Redemptive Work of Jesus Christ, which is to bring God to all people by their example of religion, by proclaiming God's Word, by prayer, by accepting God's content, all difficulties, sufferings... Then we see Our Lady cooperate with Jesus' Redemption Work first and foremost: From the fact that Our Lady accepted the word of the Angel Gabriel to conceive the Savior, She went to visit Saint Elizabeth, Our Lady gave birth to Jesus in a cave, Our Lady presented Jesus in the Temple, Our Lady took Jesus to Egypt, she found Him in the Temple, Our Lady forced Jesus to perform miracles at the wedding feast of Cana, Our Lady followed Jesus to the Passion Hill, Our Lady at the foot of the Cross, Our Lady buried Jesus' body...
The world's people do a favor once, but we still know, remember, grateful, and love forever, how much more so that Our Lady always protects, helps, comforts, advises and we still have to rely on her every time. minute by second until we finally get home. Therefore, we respectfully look to Our Lady as the ultimate wisdom and righteous religion. Those are the reasons why we must reverently trust Our Lady.