"Notice how much Our Blessed Lady is made the link of bringing Christ to humanity. First of all, it was through her as a Gate of Heaven that he walked into this earth. It was in her as a Mirror of Justice that he first saw with human eyes the reflection of the world he had made. It is in her as a kind of living ciborium that he is carried to the first Communion rail of her cousin’s home, where an unborn babe salutes him as the Host who is to be the Guest of the World. It is through her intercession at Cana that he brings his Divine Power to supply a human need. And it is finally at the cross that she who gave Christ to the world, now receives him back again in us who have the high and undeserved honor to call ourselves Christian.
Because of this intimacy I wonder if it is not true that as the world loses veneration for Christ’s mother, it loses also its adoration of Christ. Is it not true in earthly relationships that, as a so-called friend ignores your mother when he comes to your home, sooner or later he will ignore you? Conversely, as the world begins knocking at Mary’s door, it will find that Our Lord himself will answer.
If you have never before prayed to Mary, do so now. Can you not see that if Christ himself willed to be physically formed in her for nine months and then be spiritually formed by her for thirty years, it is to her that we must go to learn how to have Christ formed in us? Only she who raised Christ can raise a Christian.” - Archbishop Fulton Sheen