My personal reflection is that Mary’s role was probably prayer. She seems to have been a contemplative - a “ponderer”. Prayer is a powerful weapon. Also, I think her quiet home in Nazareth could have served as a “quiet retreat” for Jesus on occasion - where He could go and not be swamped by crowds as He was in Capernaum when people would learn He was home there
What an excellent thought. Scripture often talks about Mary pondering the things happening to her “and his mother kept all these sayings in her heart”
We only have the one time showing Jesus in Nazareth, it was anything but “quiet”
Why would Jesus have had to give responsibility to John if Mary’ was already being taken care of by relatives?
Jesus would have been responsible for her care which goes more to my point than yours.
Why would Jesus have given her care over to John if she had a home and was taking care of herself?
The fact that Jesus does provide for her is exactly why I believe she was with Jesus and not in Nazareth. When John took over her care what do you believe happened to her house?
On this point I disagree. Scripture does note that there were women who followed and ministered to Jesus - but Mary, His Mother, is never mentioned among them. When she is present, it is usually specifically noted.
The last point I disagree. I don’t believe that she was always mentioned. I believe she was there but that it wasn’t important to Jesus’ mission that she be mentioned. Mention of her is only when it makes some point about Jesus. Mary always points to Jesus her last recorded words are `Do whatever he tells you.’
There is also this scripture in John 2:12
12 After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples; and they remained there for a few days.
I don’t believe it is the only time Mary went with Jesus.
Nazareth is in Galilee and not that far from Cana.
I meant Capernaum and it is twenty mile. Other than that correction the point stands.