It’s coffee time with your Protestant friend. Holding his warm mug in both hands, he leans on the table and clears his throat. You brace for another tough question.
“So, Mediatrix of All Graces,” he says. There is no need for him to say more—and it is a tough question. Still, you relax, because once again, Get Fed has your back.
1 Timothy 2:5-6 tells us that Christ is the sole mediator between God and Man. The Marian title of “Mediatrix of All Graces” seems to flatly deny 1 Timothy, making it a sticking point for both Protestants and converts to the Catholic faith.
We do not, however, replace Christ with His Mother. We recognize that while He is the origin of all graces, she is the channel through which He has chosen to dispense graces.
He allowed His entrance into the world to depend on her human will. In consenting to be the mother of Christ, Mary made our redemption possible. So, in a secondary way, we have gained redemption through Mary.
In the same way, we receive all our graces from her—because she gave us Christ, Who is the Origin of All Grace.
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