Sometimes I get these random thoughts that I just jot down. The meditation flows on to Mary as mother but I think it is still on topic because it relates to her continued sinlessness after conception. It is not a learned treatise, just my thoughts. At great risk, I share them with you.
Meditation on the Immaculate Conception 23/04/2007
This has all probably been thought before but I was just thinking about it and this sort of popped into my head.
It is not possible for there to be any sin in God.
The Word, who is God, became flesh. Mary’s flesh was the human contribution. Jesus was knit from the flesh of Mary so she could not possibly have had any taint of sin whatsoever, original or otherwise.
It is not possible for God to unite with sin.
So she must have been graced from the moment of her conception to have no trace of original sin and given further grace to keep her from sin thereafter.
Mary is united with Jesus in a way no other human has ever been or can be. He is flesh of her flesh, quite literally her own flesh and blood. No one else can say that.
Can you imagine, as a mother, what having Jesus as your child would have been like? What was He like as a baby? Did he sleep through the night? Did his eyes look right into your soul? What an awesome responsibility. To her fell the task of raising Jesus properly. She had to make sure he had all the usual – food, clothes, shelter, but in addition, she was his primary teacher in life. Though he was the Word, when he became a baby, he made himself completely helpless. He emptied himself, as it says in scripture, to become one like us. He learned to honour the Father from Mary. She was the one who taught him – how to walk, how to talk, how to feed himself, how to dress himself, how to behave. She was given the responsibility of raising the Saviour with the correct Nurture. Motherhood is much much more than just giving birth. What Grace she was given to do this. Hail Mary, Full of Grace!
How close they must have been. The mother-son relationship has always been very strong. How united Mary was with Jesus and His Purpose, how much love there was/is between them. Everything she did was for Him, out of love. Since she was so united, physically and spiritually, with Jesus, more than any other human ever has been, she could not do anything (sin) that would be contrary to the Love between them. She could not hurt Jesus that way because she just loves Him too much.