Today the Church Celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. However this was not a day of obligation in the Archdiocese of Singapore. “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.” St. Luke 1:28. How true are the words. God chooses her out of the whole human race to be born without sin. Immaculate Conception- Pure since birth.
She is indeed the Mother of God. She is omnipotent by grace. We honor her because she is the Mother of Jesus, true God and true Man. We also honor her because she is not stained with sin. She did not commit sin at all, not even the smallest mistake. Isn’t that honorable? She was a virgin before and after the birth of Jesus. This make us stand in awe of her.
26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”
27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own household.
Jesus Christ wants us to honor his mother. Honoring and praising Mary is worshiping Jesus, the son of God. Many thinks that we Catholics pray to her. In actual fact, we do not pray to her. We ask her to pray for us, like all the other saints. She is definitely closer to the Holy Trinity than we do.
To Jesus Thru Mary!!