As I am getting DANGEROUSLY close to falling into the Tiber (is there a good Anglican who can pull me back before I tumble in…TUNE IN NEXT WEEK…), I have been considering the issue of Saintly Intercession/Communion of Saints. Although I have not, on my own, asked Saints to intercede, I did, corporately at a Mass I attended, pray the Penitential Rite that asks for Mary, the Saints and Angels to pray for us (me) and I believed it as I prayed.
Anyway, I have been considering the special relationship Christ would have had with both his mother, the Blessed Virgin, and adoptive father, St. Joseph (my understanding of the Judaism of that time period is that an adoptive father was viewed as the recognized father and ancestry and such carried through him). For the intercession of the Blessed Virgin (the Queen Mother in a sense), the argument of 1 Kings 2:19 is used.
In general, for the argument for asking either the Blessed Virgin or St. Joseph specifically to intercede, would not also the Commandment to honor thy father and mother also be involved? After all, Jesus obeyed the law fully, so that would include honoring father and mother, right? And we can assume Jesus continues to obey the moral law, which would include honor owed to parents. We can also assume that, since both the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph are in Heaven, then they are fully righteous and spiritually glorified so they would not make a sinful/otherwise inappropriate request of their Son (Jesus points out that obedience to God supersedes obedience to parents, but if your parents are truly Sainted, then that issue is a non-issue)?
Is this another valid argument in support of the special place the Blessed Virgin, but also St. Joseph, hold in terms of intercession?