«All Catholic priests are called to accept her into their home. Just like St. John».
This is a statement by the Pope of Rome during a general audience Castel Gandolfo on Wednesday. The pontiff spoke of there being a «nexus between the blessed virgin Mary and the priesthood».
«Mary is truly and profoundly involved in the mystery of the Incarnation, of our salvation. … Sacrifice, the priesthood and the Incarnation go together and Mary is at the heart of this mystery» the Pontiff said
Pope Benedict also reflected on the tie between priests and Mary. From the cross, Jesus sees his mother and the beloved apostle, an important individual, but more importantly a prefigurement of loved people and especially all priests.
«The Second Vatican Council invites priests to see Mary as the perfect model of their existence», the Pope added.
The Pope continued:
«This applies to all Christians, but especially for priests. Every priest can and should truly feel himself to be the son of this most holy and most humble mother», he said.
The Pope is trying to explain to us, that we can accept the Mother of Jesus into our house. Since she is no longer present on Earth, as she was when John was called to take her to his house, there are only two options left for us:
1. We can invite the Spirit of Mary into our house
2. We can bring an idol of Mary into our house
I guess there some might say there is also another option: «We can invite the teachings of Mary into our house» But since she never presented a teaching of here own, and did not leave any books or letters behind, I guess that option is not valid.
Lets take a deeper look into the two other options:
1. If we invite the Spirit of Mary into our house, that Spirit will surely come. But is will be a demon. Why? Because Jesus said that He would send us God the Holy Spirit if we obey Him. He never mentioned that we should pray to Him for the return of the Spirit of His departed earthly mother.
2. If we invite and idol of Mary into our house, we need to ask our selves:
A: God of the Bible says He hates idols. (Multiple verses). Who gave the Pope permission to make idols of wood and stone?
B. Since the Mother of Jesus was a faithful Jewess, and did surely not make idols, how would she react if someone claimed they have an idol of her in their house? Would she approve you breaking the Law of Moses?
C: Since the first Messianic Jews observed the Law of Moses, and did not make idols, paintings or drawings of the Jewish Mother of Jesus. How do the Catholic priests know that these idols, of who they claim is the Queen of Heaven, is the mother of Jesus?
Back to the Bible:
Why did Jesus tell the Apostle John to take his mother into his house?
If her husband Joseph had not passed away, it would be a blunt insult to let the mother of Jesus go and stay in the house of an unmarried Jewish man. But If mother Mary was left alone, she needed shelter.
Since the Mother of Jesus has departed for Heaven, she is no longer alone. You do not have to invite her to your house. Instead, you should listen to her voice from the Gospel, in John 2:5:
«His mother said to the servants: Do whatever he tells you.»
If you do not listen to Her, you will commit blasphemy against both her and her God. If not repented for, you will surely die in your sins of idol worship. Praying to «Catholic Mary» or clinging to idols you think is of her, will lead you through the gates of Hell.
This is the truth.