Defending the Glory of God
4. Doesn’t 100% of our love go to God and therefore 0% goes to Mary ?
Does loving our spouse, our children, our parents, or our friends take away from the devotion that we owe to God ?
Some people misperceive love as if it were a physical commodity. They reason that since God is worthy of 100% of our love, that we should only give it to Him with 0% left over for Mary and the other Saints. However, love is not a physical commodity, say like a bushel basket of corn where you give it all to God and have nothing left over.
Love is not something where the more you give the less you have. It is not a finite commodity that gets used up. “God is love,” 1 John 4:16. When thinking about “love” we need to consider that this is not of the natural realm, but it is of the supernatural. God who is Love is Infinite.
By truly giving 100% of our love to God the way that He wants it, He pours grace and love back into our hearts so that we can love the Saints. Giving our love to Mary does not take away from the love that we have to give to God. The more love that we give, the more love we have to give.
The belief that a Christian could love or focus on God alone to the exclusion of loving others is not the Christian way.
1 John 3:10 “ … no one who fails to act in righteousness belongs to God, nor anyone who does not love his brother.”
1 John 4:21 “This is the commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.”
So it is not a question of loving Jesus or Mary, but rather we are called to totally love Jesus and to totally accept Jesus and how Jesus works through Mary as well as how He works through other Christians as well. And we are called to love her as well. To reject that help and the love that Jesus want to give us through Mary is to deny His plans for our life.