I have thought quite a lot about this and I wanted to put it out there for input and opinions.
I have often thought about the fact that I feel a closer relationship to Mary than to Jesus. Allow me to explain.
In times of trouble, I find it easier to turn to Mary. I feel like she, as a woman and a mother, can “relate” better to my struggles.
Then, I feel bad. After all, Jesus understands us all as well, right? And God the Father knows what is in our hearts and minds and there is nothing that we can be or do that He won’t understand and help us with.
I guess I project human traits on Them – that a woman would know better how another woman feels, know what I mean?
How can I get over this? How can I feel closer to Jesus?
This is something I have discussed with other Catholics…some say that the RCC hasn’t done enough to foster our personal relationships with Jesus. What do you think of that assertion? When I hear that phrase “personal relationship with Jesus” I have to say, I think Protestantism – but then I think, well, I guess I am lacking that if I feel a personal relationship with Mary, but not so much with Jesus…
Thanks for you kind replys.