Inevitably in discussions with Protestants about the Virgin Mary we come to the point when Catholics point out Luke 1:48 “all generations shall call me blessed”. This is the point at which our Protestant members, without fail, pull back from their attacks on Mary and incredulously reply, “Well, we do honor Mary. The difference is that Catholics worship Mary”.
When I ask for clarification on how exactly Protestants honor Mary, I can never get a clear answer. One poster stated that he honors Mary in the same way the he honors his own deceased mother in that he smiles when he thinks about her. I don’t understand this answer.
Clearly, “generations shall call me blessed” speaks to the uniqueness of the Mother of God , no matter how holy one’s own mother may be.
So, can anyone give me a legitimate example of how they, in their Protestant tradition, honor Mary?