I am not really against the veneration of the Blessed Mother of Jesus, as I fully understand that it’s not worship. I would just like to know what the significance is. Why do we kneel before the statues and focus our minds and hearts on Mary? Why do we pray to her, asking her to pray for us, as if we can’t pray for ourselves? Sometimes we even ask her to protect us. My question is, what is the significance? I am asking this as a Catholic who finds it really hard to answer such questions from my protestant friends.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.