Over the last two decades I have been a collector of sin in various ways, only this time around much of the sin was not my own, but the sin of others. Like an accumulation of pain and heartbreak. From disappointments to private isolation, from betrayals to rejections.
The debate in favor of the sinlessness of Mary has ranged in degrees from befitting the Mother of the Lord to a necessity for our redemption. In meditating on this truth this morning, I tend toward the latter end of the spectrum, but either way the truth of this mystery follows logically from what is revealed of God. The key to the mystery is the free exercise of Mary’s will.