Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Blessed Virgin Mary



An Apologetic Treatise 
of 
Our Ever Blessed Virgin Mother



I would like to discuss a little bit about the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Let’s first begin with some history.  At the beginning of Genesis there was woman God made of Adam’s rib, her name was Eve, I am sure you know who she is.   She was the first woman.  We all know how that story ends right?  It ends with Eve being tempted by the serpent, and eating from the forbidden tree.  As a punishment to all for the first man and woman’s disobedience, God punished them both with having to leave a Garden of Eden and experience death and loss of eternal life.  This death I am talking about is not just death of the body but it is death of the soul.  Adam and Eve and all their descendants had no chance at Heaven after Adam and Eve’s disobedience.  God had meant for them to live forever because He loved them so very much, even more than we can humanly comprehend.



This brings me to the Blessed Virgin Mary, she had to be conceived without the stain of original sin,she had to be a sinless pure vessel. Orginal the sin that all of us have when we are born because of the disobedience of our first parents Adam and Eve. The Blessed Mother did not have this sin. She had to be and was the perfect vessel for Jesus to be placed, the Word made flesh.  This was done so that we, fallible sinful humans could have another chance at eternal life. That is why Jesus came and died and was raised from the dead for.  

God made a perfect vessel just like the people of Israel made for Tablets of the Ten Commandments to be kept safe in.  This gold vessel precisely made, carried the hand written Word of God. This vessel was called the Arc of the Covenant. 


The Blessed Virgin Mary was immaculately conceived, precisely made, according to Gods Holy plan just as the Arc of the Covenant had been made thousands of years before.  This Arc, the Blessed Virgin Mary, contained the hand written Word of God made flesh, Jesus.  This handmade Word of God would come in another perfectly made vessel. This vessel would be a young Jewish Virgin Girl, Mary the daughter of St. Ann and St. Joachim. The New Arc of the Covenant would contain the Son of the Most High, the word made flesh Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

The reason I have gone into so much detail,is to explain why we Catholics pray for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary the mother of God made flesh. If for no other reason we should respect and love her for that reason alone.  She with her “YES” to the Holy Ghost the night of the Annunciation gave us once again the chance at eternal life, something that had been lost when the forbidden fruit was eaten many many years before in the Garden of Eden by Adam and Eve. 


Now in defense of the veneration honor and love for our Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of God, the Mother that Jesus gave to us while He was dying on the cross. Jesus gave His Mother not only to John His favorite disciple but to all us, His brothers and sisters. He entrusted the care to St. John of His Mother and His Mother to John and us. Even in today’s society who doesn’t want their mother loved and cared for and treated with the utmost respect, protected and loved?  

Our mothers carried us for nine months and then cared for us until we were old enough to take care of ourselves, am I correct? With that being said, for those of you who are Catholics and who have not had the Dogma of our faith explained or for those of you who are of a different faith, we do not worship the Blessed Mother we love and respect Her and we ask for Her help in difficult times to pray for us just as you would your own mother or family member who you love and care about.  Who better to ask for intervention than the Mother of God the Word made Flesh? Instead of asking for prayers from a sinful human you can ask the sinless Mother of Jesus.


I had a Catholic ask me the other day “Why do you feel you need to ask for prayer from the Blessed Mother and the Saints, why don’t you just go to God?” I explained this to my 11 year old son not too terribly long ago.  If you had gotten in trouble with your father for doing something wrong, who did you go to for help to ease things, maybe your mother? This is similar; we go to our mother because we are in need of her help here intervention, she would intercedes for us.  Do we have to go through the Blessed Virgin Mary no,because scripture tells us that we do not have to, but I know for a fact that it has helped me more times than I can remember. I think an intercessor might be a good idea and maybe God will be easier with our punishment, when the Mother of His only Son intervenes for us
Remember God picked her, she is something very special.


Let’s tackle the prayers of intercession to Our Ever Blessed Mother and to the Saints.I also look up to them as role models for the virtuous lives they led. I do pray and ask for intervention from Our Blessed Mother by way of the Rosary. The Rosary that I feel will lead us to the salvation our Lord God wants for all His Children. After praying the Rosary and really meditating on what it means (the life of Christ) it is the best prayer we can pray besides our Holy Mass, the Mass is the ultimate prayer. I believe in my heart that the Rosary will be the chain that will bind satan one day forever.


I hope that helps people understand the reason most Catholics ask for the help and intercession of the Most Blessed Ever Virgin Mary Mother of God.

The words of the Angel Gabriel in the book of Luke 1:28 And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29 Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be.30 And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God.31 Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus. Luke 1:42 Elizabeth said: And she cried out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 

This translates into the Hail Mary which is scriptural:
Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women and blessed if the fruit of thy womb Jesus, holy Mary Mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death, Amen.

2 comments:

  1. Dear Di,
    That was an excellent post! Very well stated. Not only were you able to post the pictures, you even aligned them correctly, to the left and right and wrap the text around the picture! You are the preeminent Blogstress!
    God♥ Bless you Di♥

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