“As one cannot go to a statue of a mother holding a child
and cut away the mother without destroying the child, so
neither can one have Jesus without his Mother.
Could you claim as a friend one who, every time he came
into your home, refused to speak to your mother or treated
her with cold indifference?
Jesus cannot feel pleased with those who never give recognition
to or show respect for his mother. Coldness to his mother is certainly
not the best way to keep warm a friendship with him.
The unkindest cut of all would be to say that she who is the mother
of our Lord is unworthy of being our mother."