MARY IS PRIMARY SOURCE OF GOSPEL STORIES


The scene above is from Ignatius Press Films’ Mary of Nazareth depicting Luke’s gospel account of the losing and finding of Jesus:

“Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom; and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it …After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the leaders, listening to them and asking them questions; and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers” (Lk 2:41-47).

Catholic convert and staunch Marian advocate, Father Calloway, MIC, talks about how this movie scene accurately captures the fact that Mary is the primary source of the intimate family narratives of Jesus. Aside from the losing and finding of Jesus, only she could have narrated the stories of the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Birth of Jesus, the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple etc. He brought up the contradiction why some religions believe in the Bible stories but disregard Mary of Nazareth — the first one who told the stories in the first place.

Father Calloway recommends Catholics to watch the movie so that they will have deeper spirituality; he also suggests non-Catholics to do the same and reconsider the high importance of Mary in Christianity. He clarified that Catholics do not worship Mary but honor her as the mother of God. As in the first miracle of Jesus at the wedding at Canaa, where the mother brought the problem of the host for her son to resolve, so will she do the same for everyone’s petitions. Father Calloway sums up the correct Marian devotion:

“To Jesus, through Mary.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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