I recently stumbled upon a child’s prayer that in part said " Mary, Jesus, and Joseph, I give you my heart and soul." I can kind of see “giving ones soul” to Jesus - it belongs to him anyway - But why would someone want to give their soul to Mary, Joseph, or any other created person? Is that acceptable to God?
Also, what exactly does it mean to consecrate oneself to Mary? Why would a person want to Consecrate themselves to anyone other than God? I am a convert and still struggle with some of the more traditional Catholic devotional stuff. I think there is a good chance that it all boils down to semantics and I’m not understanding what is really meant.