Mary on a Pedestal

I was reading an article that told me I should avoid the mentality that puts Mary on a pedestal.

In other words, she’s just like me?

If that were the case, we would be in a lot of trouble.  To be the Mother of God, she couldn’t be "just like me."

Mary is sinless, and I am not.  In fact, none of us are.

Thanks be to God that Mary is sinless, and thereby very different from me.  She is a sign of sure hope.

It’s possible to be sinless, but nobody except Mary has received this gift.  That’s ok.  It’s enough to know that it happened to one of us.

Mary is higher in rank than all the angels and saints.  Thanks be to God.

I don’t have to put Mary above me.  God already has.  She IS NOT just like me.  If she was, I couldn’t look up to her.  She is Queen of heaven and earth.

Ya know it’s true.

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I remember my Grandma Betty telling me that we are related to one of the ladies that was with Adele. Not sure if that is true or not.

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