Can you explain what you mean please.
To me it reads, if one loses Mary, one loses Christ. So Christ is not able or unwilling to save or help without Mary. Mary comes first is also involved. Because how could you have Christ without Mary, because initially you dont have Mary.
I always thougth that the order of acceptance into Christ was first the leading of the Holy Spirit who takes us to Christ and then our believe in Christ and then the circumcision of the heart. Now does this mean that the Holy Spirit leads us to Mary and when we have Mary then we are able to have Jesus.
Christ be with you
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obviously that’s not what I mean! Can’t you understand that we, too, understand the Divinity of Christ? Whatever God is doing, He is not wanting. He lacks nothing. And whatever Mary does for us, she does it from the grace of God, with the grace of God. Never have we honour her for her own merit, and never will we.
I’ll echo St Louis de Montfort, one of the Church’s greatest Marian devotees and advocates of her devotion:
With the whole Church I acknowledge that Mary, being a mere creature fashioned by the hands of God is, compared to his infinite majesty, less than an atom, or rather is simply nothing, since he alone can say, “I am he who is”. Consequently, this great Lord, who is ever independent and self-sufficient, never had and does not now have any absolute need of the Blessed Virgin for the accomplishment of his will and the manifestation of his glory. To do all things he has only to will them.
Now that being said, Mary ever leads us to her Son. She fixes our gazes upon Him – for she herself never strays from that gaze. I speak from personal experiences. Whilst it is not in absolute sense necessary to be devoted to Mary to leads one’s self to God, it is normatively and morally. St Louis put it in this way: since Mary is a perfect mold of Christ, it is easier for one to be Christ-like by following Him through her examples. He compared it with making a statue by 1. sculpting and 2. casting, the latter being easier and less prune to fail.
So I did not mean that in an absolute sense. I meant that losing sight of her, one risks losing sight of her Son, having abandoned the loving hands that only lead one softly to Him. Again, you can have my testimony for that. Often our faith to the Lord hangs by a thread, and for many that thread is Mary.
Ad Christum via Maria,