In case you are not following me at all. Let me provide the definition of the word Portal. According to google, a portal is a doorway, gate, or other entrance, especially a large and elaborate one. Yes. That is exactly what I am talking about.
I should also add that God used this portal first. Of all the objects, or people HE could have chosen on this earth to reach us from heaven He picked this one. So if this "gateway" from Heaven to Earth is good for God to reach us with, then doesn't it seem like it would be a good "gateway" for us to reach God in Heaven???
I have to say the first time I thought of this, I was so filled with pride at my personal discovery. Then I realized that people have been trying to explain this to me for years, and I just wasn't paying attention. So really, it isn't like I discovered anything new. I just realized something that I was too dumb to understand before. (God is teaching me humility.)
Are you ready for the Portal???? Most of you probably already know what I am about to say.
The Portal is MARY!!!
(For those of you who thought I was going to say the Mass, that answer is correct also, but today I am talking about MARY!)
I know this might be totally confusing to you. To be fair, it is confusing to me. But remember, Mary is never an object of worship, or the SOURCE of any grace. She is a channel through which God's grace flows freely and powerfully. Because MARY was the chosen portal for God when he came from Heaven to Earth.
No one is FORCING anyone to talk to Mary or Honor her, least of all Mary, but when you discover what a treasure this channel of Grace can be, why WOULDN'T you want to know Mary in this way???
|Mary was the first monstrance. Loving her will not take anything away from Jesus: it is because she put God first and humbly obeyed that we have Jesus. We ask her to teach us to love Jesus as she did. (Saved from lasacrafamiglia.it)|
AND yes, we Catholics can go directly to Jesus. No has to to have a mediator or intercessor. But even when you are talking on the phone the conversation goes through some sort of channel. Either phone lines, or digital waves through the air. MARY is a Phone Line. And the reception on this chick is REALLY GOOD. I mean four bars. Like I barely ever get my calls dropped. You know what I mean???
Yes, Mary was just a human being. But she was created for a purpose far superior to any other human being's purpose. She was created specifically by God to bear his Son for the world. In my opinion that deserves great honor.
Thank you Jesus for giving your Mother to us, as our Mother. Thank you for giving us such a sweet, kind, patient, loving, gentle, BEAUTIFUL, wise gift in your Mother. Thank you for allowing us to look to her as a CHANNEL of your Love to us, and look to her as a model of what you have called us to be!!
As Mother's Day quickly approaches, and this month of May arrives. Let us all look to this PORTAL to heaven and grow closer to Jesus her son, by getting to know his Mom a little better. I am thinking this is going to be AMAZING!!!
|Love this Lady!!!|