Mary, the mother of Jesus, was surely a wonderful young woman. God chose her as a special vessel to bring His Son into the world and to raise Him as a boy. There are those who venerate her beyond what Scripture teaches but in my zeal to keep Jesus as the only way to the Father – not by obedience to the church, not by keeping the law, not by any other name than the name of Jesus (Acts 4:12) – I must be sure I do not denigrate the mother of our Lord, or for that matter, any other follower of Jesus.
I have decided a great way to bridge the gap between my view and those who overly venerate, perhaps even worship Mary, is to just encourage them to do what I do and “Obey Mary.”
In Scripture, she does not speak very often but there is one place she speaks and gives a direct command. We would all do well to obey this wise mother.
His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”
Do you want to be a wise servant? Then, Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox or just don’t know, do as Mary says, “Whatever Jesus tells you to do, do it.”
For example, He tells us:
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God ; trust also in me. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Be wise. Obey Mary and trust Jesus as your way to the Father just as Mary did.
And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior ….
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”