Why are Mary and the Saints
Part of God's Plan?
by Theologian, Father William G. Most
Why would God want to Bother-with Saints,
even with Our Lady? Jesus His Son is
Infinite (∞). The
Father Loves us. Jesus once
said He did not need to ask the Father for us
the Father Himself Loves us.
Anyone who talks this way does not really understand our Father.
Let us start at the Beginning. When Adam and Eve Fell,
His Generosity of course Wanted to Restore
our Race. How would He do it? As Absolute Master,
He Could have
Forgiven all Sin, Present, Past, and Future, without any
But that would never suit His Holiness (the Quality in which
He Loves all Good);
so if what we might call the Scales of the Moral Order, is put Out
of Balance by Sin, it is His Holiness
that Wants it Restored.
How to do it? First, He
Could have picked any Ordinary Human and told that One to do Something
Good, perhaps an Animal Sacrifice. That would be a
Reparation Far-short of the Infinite (∞)
Evil of Sin the Person
Offended is Infinite (∞). But
He Could have accepted it.
He Could have even Bound Himself by
Promise in Advance, to accept it.
But there is more. It seems as though, as long as anything-more Could be Done to make everything
Richer, the Father would not Stop-short. So,
He Could have sent His
Son to become Man in a Palace, a Palace
with Every Conceivable Luxury, more than our Best Technology could dream-of. That would have been
Literally an Infinite (∞)
Reparation for Sin: any Act of a God-Man,
Who is Infinite (∞),
would have Infinite (∞)
Worth as Merit and as Reparation.
In fact, the mere Act of being Incarnate would have been Infinite
(∞). He could have Ascended
At Once, in a Blaze of Glory.
But the Father is never Satisfied with 'Less', if there is more than can Possibly be Done.
So His Son went beyond the Palace to the
Stable, beyond a Brief Stay to the
Hours of Agony on the Cross. Literally, that
would have been Infinite (∞) (Infinite
(∞) in itself, beyond Infinity
(∞), (Incarnation for only a
But then our Father noticed that He
Could have had a Redemption, Finite but Great, from the
Offering of an Ordinary Human. So it is as if He said to
Himself? Why not? Why not add that Role of a mere Human, to that of the God-Man?
In other words, add Our Lady?
Her Contribution Could not Add Anything to
His there can be no Adding anything to Infinity
(∞). But the Father's Love of all
Goodness led Him to Literally go to
Infinity (∞), beyond
The Value of the Offering of His Son was
not just in the Terrible Suffering. It was in the fact that
He underwent all this as an Act of Obedience. Through Isaiah
29:13 God had said: "This People honors Me with their Lips,
but their Hearts are far from Me". Only the Interior, the Obedience would
make it Priceless.
It was the Annunciation, Our Lady was called on
to Obey, to say Fiat (Yes).
That she did. Did she know what
she was doing? Very much so, Terribly so.
As soon as the Archangel said He would
Reign over the House of Jacob Forever, any Ordinary Jew would know it was the
Messiah. Then there would begin to Crowd into her
Mind all the Ancient Prophecies. Especially those of His
Suffering in Isaiah 53 and in Psalm 22:
"They have Pierced My Hands and My Feet". Her
Pondering in her Heart would make all this all the
Of course, the Father did not have to accept
her Obedience, her
Fiat, as part of the Obedient
Sacrifice of His and her,
Son. But it Pleased His Holiness - to go
again beyond Infinity (∞), by adding
her Immense, but Finite Offering of
her Obedience, to
His. Any Soul that knows what God
Positively Wills is called on to Positively Will it too - not to just
Tolerate it. So she was asked to Positively Will
that He Die,
Die then, Die so Terribly.
And to Will that in Spite of her
Incomprehensible Love for Him.
Would the Father call on her to do all
this so Painfully, and then, even though He
Could accept it along with the Obedience of
His Son, would He merely Choose to Ignore it.
It was Part of the Covenant Obedience and He
Who makes a Covenant can of course Specify what things He wants as Part of
the Compliance with His Covenant. So of course He
would not just Pass it by. So He did Accept it. And that is what we mean by
Cooperation in the Redemption.
Another question? Why the Mass? The Cross
Bought and Paid for all Grace and Forgiveness,
Infinitely (∞). Why more? The Answer lies in the
Generosity and Holiness that our
Father is. We already saw that out of all Possible Options, He likes to
Pick that which is Most Rich for us, and for Holiness
that is, to Rebalance the Scales of the Moral Order when it is
Out of Joint.
The Mass is a Real Sacrifice. A
Sacrifice has Two (2) Elements: 'Outward Sign',
'Interior Dispositions'. The 'Outward Sign' on Holy Thursday was the 'Seeming' Separation of Body and Blood. On
Friday, the Actual Separation. In the Mass, the same Sign as on Holy Thursday is back.
As to the 'Interior Disposition', it is Obedience to the Will of
the Father. As Hebrews 10:7 tells us "On entering into the World, He said:
Behold, I come to do Your Will O God". That Obedience of
Jesus is not Repeated on the Altar, it is 'Continuous' from
His First Coming into the World, on through
His Passion, and now in the
It is evident, then, that the Mass is a Real Sacrifice
not Needed, yet the Holiness of the Father
is Pleased to Provide it. Similarly the Obedience of Our
Lady is not Needed the Cross is already
Infinite (∞), in fact, His mere
Entrance into the World was Infinite (∞). Yet
Our Father Loved to add-and-add in Mathematics, Infinity
(∞) plus a Finite Quantity does not Grow. But this is not the Lowly Terrain
of Mathematics. It is the Lofty Realm of Infinite
Now it is easy to see why the Saints? They were
even Less-needed than Our Lady, but just as His
Generosity Loved to make All, more-and-more Rich for
Holiness and for our Benefit: so
He is Pleased to Employ the Saints too.
Prayer to Divine Providence
O Sweet and Tender Providence of God, into Thy Hands I commend my Spirit, to Thee I
abandon myself, my Hopes, my Fears, my Desires, my Repugnance's, my Temporal and Eternal Prospects. To Thee I commit the Wants of my
Perishable Body, to Thee I commit the far more Precious Interests of my Immortal Soul, for whose interests I have Nothing to Fear while
I withdraw it not from Thy Bosom. Though my Faults are many, my Misery Great, my Spiritual Poverty Extreme, my Hope in Thee surpasses all.
It is Greater than my Difficulties, Stronger than Death. Though Temptations should Assail me, I will Hope in Thee, though I should Sink
beneath my Weakness, I will Hope in Thee still, though I should Break my Resolutions a Thousand Times, I will look to Thee Confidently
for Grace to keep them at last; though Thou shouldst Slay me, even then will I Trust Thee, for Thou art my God, my Father and my Friend.
Thou art my Kind, my Tender, my Indulgent Parent, and I am Thy Loving Child, who cast myself into Thy Arms and beg Thy Blessing, who put
my Trust in Thee, and so Trusting, shall Never be Confounded.
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