Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
December 8, 2020 •
It helped me understand in a more profound way the role of the Blessed Mother in the Church. In our lives. It's very easy to think, "Oh yeah, she's good, she's important, she's wonderful," but we fail to realize how essential she is because we don't know who the Holy Spirit is.
Can the Father and the Son have a relationship apart from the Holy Spirit? It's not possible. There is not Father or Son without the Love of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, by His very personhood, is their union. And therefore, my idea, my theory is that the Holy Spirit is the archetype of mediation itself. And I think that's what femininity is when it comes right down to it.
Womanhood, motherhood, femininity is pure mediation; meaning the ability to unite others in a bond.
And we see Mary does this! Just like the Holy Spirit. She is able to unite God to man in her very flesh, by just being a mother. A holy mother certainly, but by just being a mother, she unites God and man in the Incarnation. ...
Our Lady's role in salvation -in each of our salvations - is essential. Not because God needed her, but because God chose her.
Gn 3:9-15, 20; Ps 98:1, 2-3AB, 3CD-4; Eph 1:3-6, 11-12; Lk 1:26-38
Homily begins at 21:35