Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ~ John 14:6
heard a friend joke about how Jesus noticed some questionable people
while walking the Heavenly streets. He visited Peter who was standing
guard at the gate and asked, "Peter, are you checking credentials?
There's some people here who are definitely borderline."
Peter responded, "Don't blame me, Jesus. It's your mother, she's letting 'em in through the window."
tells us there is only one way to get to Heaven and that's through
Jesus. Mary is not God, however, as the Mother of God, she plays an
important role with her Son. Jesus is both a servant and a king. He is
human and Divine. His ways are perfect. The relationship He has with
His mother is meant to be an example for the world.
asked Jesus to help out at the wedding in Cana when the bride and groom
ran out of wine. Jesus told His mother, "my time has not come."
Mary looked at the servants and told them, "do whatever my Son says."
is much debate among the various denominations about Mary. Some ask,
"why does Jesus need a proxy to intercede on His behalf?"
answer is that Jesus is perfect. He doesn't need anyone to get between
Him and His people. Why would Jesus allow "middle men?"
knew that if He remained on earth, His followers would just watch Him
do everything. Jesus wanted action. He wanted others to be His hands
and feet. The only follower free from original sin was His mother. She
doesn't have the power to open a window to Heaven for you. Her role is
to point you to the door. Her Son is the only way to get to Heaven and
He will open the door if you knock and ask to enter.