I suggest you read scripture for the answer. Dare I go out on a limb and suggest you ask Mary herself?
Check out the Wedding at Caana…Mary asked Jesus to intervene when they ran out of wine. Jesus tells her, “Woman, my time has not yet come”, and yet he obeyed her. Why? Because of the Commandment to “Honor your Father and your Mother.”
Jesus honored his mother’s request, even though it went against his own personal adjend of waiting for his time to come. It was his first public miracle.
Jesus was born of a woman…that makes him blood of Mary’s blood, and flesh of Mary’s flesth.
When you go to your friend’s home, do you ignore his or her parents and tell your friend you want to only focus on him/her? Or do you greet his parents in honor of your friend, the people who brought this friend of yours into the world?
Do you tell people you love that you don’t want to know about their families or people they admire, only about themselves alone? Or doesn’t the knowledge of their families and friends add into the the understanding you have of your friend?
We are human. God became human and in fact lived by “our” rules which he ordained for us. He was born of a woman, a mother, as are we. He obeyed the same Commandments we still uphold because he set an example. Everything Jesus did, he did with purpose, unlike we non-divine, clay-made humans.
And because God chose the woman to bear his son, she is to be especially esteemed among all women…because the divine cannot be carried by an impure vessel. He prepared and predestined her, yet still gave her a choice to say yes or no to his Divine Will…and she said YES.
It is not logical to ignore Mary, as the mother of our Lord and Savior. No, she is not God, but as one who was so specifically chosen by God, she is due our honor and our desire (especially for women) to aspire to be like her in devotion, in attitude, in chastity, in modesty…etc.
How can you claim to know Jesus when you don’t even try to know his family? How can you be a friend when Mary and Joseph are passed by the wayside?
The Lord does not ask much of us other than to Honor his mother. And I can tell you…if she’s good enough for Jesus, she’s good enough for all of us.
Mary is my Heavenly mother, she is your Heavenly mother, and if you ask her, she will intercede for you even if you don’t understand.