In discussions with Christians from the Reformation traditions they usually say “Of course we honour Mary but…” Trouble is I don’t see how they honour Mary or when they do it. Apart from a few Lutherans or Anglicans Protestant Christians practically never mention our Lady except when in argument with Catholics. So I’ve written a blog looking at the explicit references to Mary in the New Testament showing from Scripture why Christians should honour her even if they don’t share Catholic beliefs about her role in the Communion of Saints and the economy of Salvation.
This is how I conclude-
From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me Luke 1:48-49 NIV Our Lady prophetically foretells that until the end of time all generations will call her blessed. Those who do not do so are clearly resisting the Spirit and paying little heed to the plain sense of Scripture. She also tells us why all generations will do this, because the Mighty One has done great things for her. That is, we cannot think of the blessedness of Mary without thinking of the Divine One who blessed her. Those Reformation Christians who fear that giving praise to Mary means robbing praise from God have turned a both/and gift from God’s bounty in an either/or choice which smacks of over scrupulousness on their part. Catholics do not fear to praise those to whom praise is due because we know that this praise is only due and can only be due because they have been richly gifted by God who is the source of all good in heaven and on earth.