Monday, April 20, 2009

Mary's Yes

Q: Was Jesus dissing his mother by calling her “Woman” in John 2:4?

A. When Jesus addresses His mother as “woman,” He wasn’t referring to her as just any woman, but thee woman. She is the woman who made it possible for heaven to be open to us by saying “yes” to God. Through her came Christ and through Him came the salvation of man. They are referred to as the “new Adam and new Eve” because unlike the first Adam and Eve who disobeyed and blocked the way to heaven, the new Adam and Eve, Jesus and Mary, were faithful to God and made the way for us. “Woman” is a special name for Mary that both God and Jesus call her, because of her special part in the plan for saving the human race.