No Salvation Without Mary’s Yes?
Lynn Peterson, Cape Town – I agree with Peter Hoar’s letter “Church problem regarding Mary” —if one thinks literally.
Our faith is based on mystery and belief. The act of consecration requires belief, and the Holy Trinity is a profound mystery.
Constant discussion, and wide religious reading, help us to understand our faith and clarify that Mary is indeed the Mother of God.
Without Mary’s “Yes” at the Annunciation, there would be no salvation for us.
And the wedding at Cana, where Jesus does not refuse his mother’s request, shows he would not deny her anything (hence our praying to her for her intercession).
These are but two examples of why many Catholics honour Mary through prayer.
Her attitude and her life are example that lead us closer to God.