I reprint Job's comments:
This is for Sam. You can not separate Mary and Jesus. They are the symbol of obedience. When Mary ask Jesus for wine Jesus replied that it was not his time to perform miracle. But being obedient to His Holy Mother He did it.
It is not a Moses, an Elias or a Jonah whom God sends, but the woman who stood beneath the Cross. In His mercy He had now entrusted the peace of the world to a Mother who comes to say that "men must stop offending God, already so much offended."
To Moses God revealed Himself in a burning bush. In Fatima He revealed himself in a Bleeding Host in the hands of an adoring angel and in light.... brighter and more wonderful than the light of a burning bush...shining from the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
God has given Mary to us. I would suggest you please read the story of Our Lady of Fatima and you will know how important Mother Mary is to our lives. Please read more about Mother Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ before you say she is not important, not divine and not helpful. Mother Mary has done a lot of miracles. She the Greatest Intercessor. Before I go I would like to share with you the Hail Mary.
Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with You, Blessed are You amongst women and Blessed is the fruit of Your womb Jesus.
Holy Mary Mother of God, PRAY FOR US SINNERS now and at the hour of our death. Amen.I hope you will find enlightenment.
Dear Anonymous Job:
Why should a person nor separate Mary and Jesus? They are separated in the Holy Bible.
When the angels announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds they said that a Savior had been born, and not that a mother had been made. When the wise men came to find Jesus they worshiped the young child, not the mother.
At the marriage feast of Cana Mary told the servants, do whatever He tells you. Where do you think she learned the concept of doing whatever Jesus said? Scripture does not say how long Mary had been a widow but it had been long enough for her to learn to obey Jesus.
When people went to Jesus for healing they did not look for Mary. In Nazareth the towns people said, is not this the carpenters son; are not his brothers, sisters, and mother with us? They were offended at him.
When Jesus chose the twelve that they might be with him Mary was not included. When Jesus was arrested His mother was not with Him. When Jesus was beaten and crucified Mary was not beaten and crucified also.
When Steven was stoned he saw Jesus standing beside God the Father. Mary was not included.
Paul writes, “There is one God and one mediator between God and man; The man Christ Jesus (1 Tim.2:5). Mary is not a mediator between God and man. Indeed, Mary and Jesus are separate! One (Mary) is merely human and the other (Jesus) is both human and divine (God)!