WAR AGAINST VIRGIN MARY?

Novena for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady (DAY NINE)

WAR AGAINST VIRGIN MARY?

It is not logical to know and love me yet whenever you see or hear about the mother that gave birth to me, breast fed, nurtured and brought me up, you become uncomfortable and unhappy.

Actually, the love you profess is based on what I am not who I am. If I should lose that position tomorrow, the so called love would shatter! My success solidifies the love whereas my failure shatters the love.

Please I don’t intend to be sarcastic but it’s laughable watching people who claim to love Jesus but continue to abuse the Mother that nurtured, breast fed, stayed with Him at the foot of the Cross till His death and even carried His dead body on Her laps.

One of the questions that reverberates in my mind regarding the malignant attitudes some Christians showcase toward the Mother of Our Savior is, why this war?

It might interest you to know that Moslems even honor this Woman. They call her True Sayyida (Lady). In fact, the only possible rival to Our Lady would have been Fatima the daughter of Mohammad.

Most amazingly, after the death of Fatima, Mohammad wrote: “Thou shalt be the most blessed of all the women in the Paradise after Mary.” In a variant of the text, Fatima is made to say: “I surpass all the women, except Mary.”

The Koran which is the Bible of the Moslems, has many passages concerning the Blessed Mother. In the 19th chapter of the Koran, there are 41 verses on Jesus and Mary; although the former is regarded as a great prophet not God. If Moslems would honor the specialness of this Woman… Why this trivialization among some Christians?

Permit me to unearth what I call the origin of this war, of course, orchestrated in the Scripture. After the serpent had tricked Adam through Eve to disobey God and eat the forbidden fruit. The Scripture reads; “The Lord God said to the serpent, since you have done this, be cursed among all the cattle and wild beasts… V. 15 I will make you enemies, you and the woman, your offspring and her offspring, she will crush your head…(cf. Gen 3:14-15).

Some translations, however, state “he will crush your head.” Nevertheless, I chose to use the Latin Vulgate of St. Jerome that states, “Ipsa conteret caput tuum,” (She will crush your head).

The consequences of the disobedience orchestrated by our first parents necessitated this enmity. In order to fulfill the prophecy of crushing the head of the serpent, new Eve emerged! Look at some of the statues of Our Lady and see the curse demonstrated.

The book of Revelation chapter twelve relates what I may call the major reason for this war. This chapter espouses a war between Light and Darkness. The pregnant woman who was clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head and the dragon that desired to devour the child after birth but was defeated.

I would like us to look at v.17, the Scripture reads; “Then the dragon was furious with the woman and went off to wage war on the rest of her Children… (cf. Rev12:17). His inability to defeat the woman (Mary) and her child (Jesus) led to this war on her children.

D. M. Chikata in his book entitled “War Against Mary,” rightly says, “Satan (the dragon) continues this war against Mary (the woman), by taking delight in seeing her insulted, dishonored and ridiculed… They do not stop at rejecting her, rather, they pass uncomplimentary comments and remarks about the Mother of their Savior.”

Finally, we are saddled with the responsibility of praying for those who still propagate this intention of the dragon in the aforementioned Scriptural verse. I don’t know the beautiful name you call Her but I call Her the Madonna of the world! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAREST DAUGHTER OF GOD THE FATHER, MOTHER OF GOD THE SON AND THE SPOUSE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. MAMA WE LOVE YOU!

By: EDEH SAMUEL C.

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