Defending the Glory of God
10. Jesus’ Example
We will never love Mary as much as Jesus does.
We don't have to be afraid of Mary. She is in heaven and her will is completely conformed to God's will [ as will our own when we go to heaven.] She points us to her Son, tells us to do whatever He says, and to worship Him, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, the One True God.
Jesus talked with the Old Testament Saints. The Bible shows us that they are very aware of what is going on down here on earth. This is confirmed in the parallel passage of the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ in Luke’s Gospel.
And Jesus gives us an example of humility by accepting help from an angel.
The angel only had the power to help Him because God’s grace was working within him and that grace produced in the angle both the desire to help as well as enabling the ability of the angel to help. It is God’s grace from beginning to end. The same is true of the Saints. As they freely choose to act in conjunction with God's grace they are able to help us by the prayers that they say for us.
By humbling Himself to accept this help from an Angel, Jesus gives us an example to humble ourselves and accept the help that God wants to give us through all of His creatures in Heaven.
Jesus came to us through Mary, and so we imitate Him in going to Him through her.