I realised that these days, i’ve been wondering about protestantism (yes, once again). The founder of protestantism, Martin Luther, honors Mary, Mother of God to a great extend. But why is it that protestants ( the countless denominations ), not honor her ? Why can’t protestants understand why Catholics honor Mary so much so that they mistaken us for worshipping her ? Angel Gabriel did greet her with much honor: “Hail, full of grace, the lord is with thee”.
Now, let us look at the Magnificat in Luke 1:46-55
46 And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 His mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
52 He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
55 according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”
Just yesterday, i started wondering why do Popes stop wearing the Papal Tiara? I hope one day the coronation of the Popes will come back. I believe Papa Benedict will somehow or another re-introduced it, rather than just “inauguration”.
Pope Pius IX’s Tiara. Isn’t it beautiful ?