One of the most difficult things in Catholicism for Protestants to grasp is what Catholics think of Mary. They point out that Mary is hardly to be found in scripture at all, much less worthy of the level of honor accorded her by Catholics.
Even many Catholics really do not why they say their rosaries (when they say them), or understand the logic (and Biblical context) behind Catholic theology regarding Mary.We just say a Hail Mary every now and then because we learned it as a child, and it’s a convenient prayer to say when we feel the need for spiritual “activity”.
Actually, references to Mary are found throughout the Bible – starting with Genesis and ending with Revelation. Most people just don’t recognize her when they see her, and because they don’t, they question Catholic beliefs regarding the Mother of God.
How can you call Mary the Mother of God? How can you say that Mary was conceived without sin? How can you say that Mary remained a virgin her entire life? How can you believe that Mary was assumed into Heaven, body and soul? Why do Catholics worship Mary? (We don’t.) Why do Catholics honor Mary so much?
As St. Augustine said: “The New Testament lies hidden in the Old, and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New.”
When correctly understood, Catholic devotion to Mary makes perfect Christian sense.
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