[quote="mojc, post:1, topic:182610"]
I wanted to get some thoughts from you men out there. How can you, or do you, relate to Mary as a man? Not so much as a Catholic, but through your masculinity??
I have a podcast for Catholic men and am looking to do a cast on Mary, but would like your insights.
Its easy to say you have a devotion to her, but for most men its difficult to relate to Mary, so how do you do it, practice it, and grow that spiritual connection??
I know for me personally, prayer is not easy, especially the rosary, but I hear of these great devotions from male saints. How do we get there as men in todays busy world?
It is soooooo simple but NOT scientific or humanistic.
No loving Mary is what Jesus told us to do on the cross.
If we love our human parents that is ok, loving our brothers and sisters is ok, loving our cousins might be questionable, loving gang members is always questionable loving all regardless is extreem!
And yet it is NOT.
If we do what Jesus tells us, taking Mary as our mother and then Jesus as our brother and the Father as our Father ..or Jesus as our father , then what is ther relation with ALL people on this earth......they become NOT cousins brothers sisters gangs robbers, no, but ALL become our brothers and sisters because we have now started thinking and relating "spiritually" as Jesus wants us to. So as with Jesus and Mary being parents ALL become our spiritual family.
Easy eh we then only have to give up our human thinking and relate spiritually in LOVE of and for God's creation.