I found this while browsing the blogosphere. I wish I have this kind of eloquence when explaining to people why the Catholics honor Mary, the Mother of God.
"In truth, of course, Mary is the model for us all. As C.S. Lewis points out, before the majesty of God we are all feminine. Mortal men seem so small, because He alone is the true Father, to which any mortal man is but a pale image. He is the One who makes the decisions and who is the ultimate fount of all true authority. His is the role of actor and Sovereign Lord. We are His consort and Bride."
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