Mother of Mercy
The first time you challenged my love for Mary,
I admit of an occurrence of pensive bewilderment
as I sought the best explanation for a love less than worship,
and I then asked the question of you,
all at once, and not asking at all, not at all:
Who can adore Christ and not love His mother?
Does a mother not hear her Son?
Does a mother not hear the brothers and sisters of her child?
And most importantly,
Does a Son not honor his mother’s counsel?