Because Phil 2 speaks of Jesus emptying Himself.
Are you suggesting that Jesus “emptied Himself of divinity to become a man”?
I hope there is no suggestion of that in your post, because it is ontologically impossible for Jesus - who is God - to ever empty Himself of His divinity. Jesus, who is God the Son, the 2nd Person of the Holy Trinity, cannot ever NOT be eternal God, He cannot cease being God, 2nd Person of the Trinity. The Trinity is in divine essence eternally Three Persons in the One God.
The Son DID empty Himself of HIs radiant glory, temporarily, to come among men appearing as a simple man - “taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.”
I answer that this is also ontologically impossible. Because when we speak of glory with reference to God, we speak of Divine Glory. In other words, something which is part of Divinity. Therefore, if He did not empty Himself of Divinity, He did not empty Himself of Glory.
But if He emptied Himself of Glory, then He emptied Himself of a Divine Attribute, thus of Divinity.
So, you can’t have it both ways. You either accept the terminology which is offered by God’s word or you deny it. Which is it?
He allowed that glory to shine through for the chosen men on the mount of Transfiguration, for a moment - but then again made that glory hidden, again for a time.
True. He showed them His Divinity.
But neither Father nor Son nor Holy Spirit can “deny Himself” as being God Himself. All creation would collapse into nothing, if God is not Holy Trinity for an instant.
Do you define “empty Himself” as “deny Himself”. That’s the problem. I don’t.
No, Mary is, in the devotion of St. Kolbe, a “quasi-incarnation” - maybe in the same way and sense that St Alphonsus Liguori wrote that Mary is “omnipotent by grace” - in the light of her unique power as an intercessor before God. He made clear that she is not omnipotent in and of herself - not by nature (as only God is), but by His grace.
I agree. That’s why I made sure to make that clarification.
Thanks for your concern, though.