I don’t really truly appreciate and understand it. I see now, as the pope has died, at St. Peters square a litany of prayers to the Virgin Mary, calling her every glorious name in the book. I don’t understand why? Shouldn’t we be talking about Jesus more? It’ just confuses me and appears (at least to me) to be an over emphasis on Mary. Whereas she may truly be all those great things being said about her in this time of prayer, I don’t see how this all fits in.
Second question I have, is why is there a devotion to Mary at all? Why has the pope dedicated his life to Mary? To me, I would think that he would be dedicating his life to Jesus!
I need help in understanding this. I agree with invoking the intercession of our blessed mother, and the value of it…but I think there is a fine line here about what becomes excessive. I would think that the only person you should devote your life to is Jesus, using Mary’s example as the model Christian. Thoughts?