The Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of us all!

Eve is the mother of the human race. Therefore she is the ancestral biological mother of us all.
The Blessed Virgin Mary is the New Eve.
The Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of GOD, the divine person of Jesus Christ.

"...and he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all." Ephesians 1:22-23

The Church is the Body of Christ, and He is the head.

"Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it." 1Corinthians 12:27
We, the members, are the Church which is the Body of Christ.
Since each one of us is a member of the Body of Christ, and the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of Jesus the Christ, then is it not true that she is our mother as well? 

Since the Son IS the Church, along with the rest of us,
then the mother of His Body is without question the Mother of the Church as well.

The book of Galatians 4:21-31, has within some very important and densely packed verses:
"(21) Tell me, you who desire to be under law, do you not hear the law? (22) For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one (Ishmael) by a slave (Hagar) and one (Isaac) by a free woman (Sarah). (23) But the son of the slave was born (Genesis 16:15) according to the flesh, the son of the free woman through promise (Genesis 17:15-16, 21:1-3, Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:35). (24) Now this is an allegory: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. (25) Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. (26) But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. (27) For it is written, "Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and shout, you who are not in travail; for the children of the desolate one are many more than the children of her that is married." (28) Now we, brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise. (29) But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now. (30) But what does the scripture say? "Cast out the slave and her son; for the son of the slave shall not inherit with the son of the free woman." (31) So, brethren, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman."
Galatians 4:21-31

What are the many facts which are carefully packed within these verses, some of which are missed without serious study?
Let us have a closer look:
1. "Now this is an allegory" of verse 24, indicated that the verses will be dealing with typology.
2. Abraham is a type of Jesus Christ. Both had sublime obedience to GOD (Genesis 22:18-19, Luke 22:42).
3. Isaac was born to Sarah, the wife of Abraham. Sarah is the Old Testament "free woman through promise" (Genesis 17:15-16).
4. Isaac is a type of Jesus Christ (Genesis 17:19). Sarah is a type of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Genesis 17:15-16).
5. Jesus Christ was born to Mary, who is the New Testament "free woman through promise", (Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:35-38).
6. The "present Jerusalem" of verse 25 is equated to Hagar.
7. The "Jerusalem above" of verse 26 is equated to Sarah, and by typical association to The Blessed Virgin Mary.
8. In verse 26, the "Jerusalem above" is referred to as "she", and she is our mother.
9. In verse 29, "him who was born according to the Spirit" can be none other than Jesus Christ (Luke 1:35-38). Who can deny that those born according to the flesh have persecuted Him and His Church from the very beginning and to this very day?
10. Verse 31 makes it strikingly clear that we all are children of the "free woman" who can be none other than Sarah in the Old Testament and the Blessed Virgin Mary in the New Testament.
11. Did you notice that when the verses used the word 'woman' it was always applied to the free woman, or to the woman through promise, or to the Jerusalem above? Hagar is always referred to as the slave, or the one from Mount Sinai, or the present Jerusalem. Verse 24 refers to both as 'women', but in a different context. It has a literal context, simply meaning more than one. The word 'woman', however, has a spiritual context as we shall see.

Why is the word "woman" of such significance here?
The 'woman' can be found in the first book of the Bible, the last book, of the Bible and in the middle of the Bible:

"I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel." Genesis 3:15

"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin (young woman in some Bibles) shall conceive, and bear a son and his name shall be called Emmanuel." Isaiah 7:14

"And Jesus said to her, "O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come." John 2:4
The use of the word 'woman' in this verse is a reference to Genesis 3:15 where GOD promised salvation through the offspring of the 'woman'. He will come through her to crush the head of the serpent. Jesus reminded us in John 2:4, that He is the saviour promised in Genesis 3:15.

"When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son!" Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home." John 19:26-27
Again a reference to Genesis 3:15 reinforcing the woman of that verse as being His mother.
The disciple Jesus referred to as, "whom He loved", was the Apostle John, the author of the Gospel which bears his name. Why didn't John use his name here when he wrote his Gospel instead of the wording that he did use? It is because "the disciple whom Jesus loved" represents all of us. We are all His disciples, and He loves all of us. This conclusion becomes obvious if you reverse the phrase and ask, 'Was John the only disciple He loved?' Of course not. Jesus had told the world that His mother was not only John's mother then, but our mother as well.

"And a great sign appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars;" Revelation 12:1
Go here for a comprehensive explanation of why this verse is referenced to the Blessed Virgin Mary and not only to Israel and/or the Church, as non-Catholics teach.
Thus the woman of the first book of the Bible, is also the woman of the last book of the Bible.

"Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid; go and tell my brethren (brothers) to go to Galilee, and there they will see me."
Matthew 28:10
"Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren (brothers) and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God." John 20:17
(And to whom did she go in the very next verse 18? She went to His disciples)
"For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified have all one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brethren (brothers), saying, "I will proclaim thy name to my brethren, in the midst of my Church I will praise thee.""
Hebrews 2:11-12

So there you have it by His own words. If Jesus Christ is our brother, then the Blessed Virgin Mary is our mother.

If GOD is our Father, John 20:17 and Jesus is our brother, then the Blessed Virgin Mary is our mother.
As Eve is the biological mother of the human race, so the Blessed Virgin Mary is the spiritual mother.

"Do not be troubled or weighed down with grief.
Do not fear any illness, or vexation, anxiety or pain.
Am I not here who am your Mother?
Are you not under my shadow and protection?
Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the folds of my mantle?
In the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else you need?"

The Blessed Virgin Mary said these things to Juan Diego on December 9, 1531,
during the Miracle of Guadalupe.

Written by Bob Stanley, August 8, 2003
Updated August 18, 2006

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