Mary not just a figure from history but a living saint, exulted above all others

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: By John Petters

Holbeach Roman Catholic Church

In Catholic tradition, the month of May is associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary.

From the Annunciation, where she said ‘yes’ to the angel and conceived Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit, to the coming of the same Spirit at Pentecost, Mary was ever present, fully co-operating with the divine plan.

At the opening of Christ’s public life, the wedding feast at Cana, she asked Jesus to change water into wine (to save the embarrassment of the newlyweds).

At the foot of the cross, Jesus said to Mary: “Woman this is your Son” and to John the beloved: “This is your mother.”

Why are these seemingly irrelevant events recorded in the Gospels?

Because Mary’s role did not cease with the birth of Christ. She continues to play an integral part in God’s plan of salvation.

Clearly, Christ listened to his mother and acted on her request at Cana.

John, at the foot of the cross, represents all mankind.

She has an eternal role. She is not just a figure from history, but a living saint, exulted above all other saints.

She is there to help us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.

John Petters

Holbeach Roman Catholic Church