MARY, OUR MOTHER

Sunday, July 15, 2007



THE THREEFOLD CROWN

2. The Omnipotence of Mary.
Now take your eyes from the omnipotence of God and look at the delegated omnipotence communicated by God to the most holy Virgin. The eternal Father joys to crown the forehead of Mary with the crown of power. He raises Her up to the level of His own omnipotence. He makes Her share the secrets of His power.


Mary has, then, all power over all creatures, in heaven, on earth and in hell. God wished to reward Her for Her labors and for the loving attention with which She had looked after God's own Son during His life on earth; and not finding anything better than a gift which should, to some extent, be on the level of His own divinity, He crowned Her with the crown of supreme power, so that if God is all-powerful by nature, Mary would similarly be all-powerful by grace. Now we can rightly call Mary the Empress of heaven, the Queen of the earth, the Mistress of all creation. Is it not consoling to know that your Mother is such a powerful Queen? Should you not rightly feel proud of it? Should you not be strengthened in confidence towards Her?


Indeed, how would we fare if Our Lady while wishing to help us in our miseries was unable to do so? Does this not happen a thousand times with mothers of this earth? How many great things a mother dreams for her child and yet all remains a dream, since she is not in a position to give them shape! Could you imagine Our Lady in such a plight? How could we place our trust in Her if we could doubt Her power? But no, do not doubt it. What She wants as a Mother, She can do as a Queen. Consequently we cannot doubt either Her help, or Her most powerful patronage.

[Excerpted from 'MARIAN MEDITATIONS' Book by Rev. Dr. Ildefonso R. Villar, Salesian Philippine Province, Nihil Obstat; Imprimatur]