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One day a minister was having lunch with a Catholic friend. He asked him why he prayed through the Virgin Mary. He answered, “It is because she is closer to Jesus than anyone else. She can get His ear and attention.” He said, “Suppose you wanted to have an interview with the president of the U.S. You could not go to him direct. You would have to go through some high official. It is the same way with coming to God. You must ask Mary to use her influence to get through to God.”


The minister responded: “But suppose that I am the president’s son. I live in the White House and eat at his table. Would I have to go through a high official to get to him? No I would go straight to him. Put my arms around him and make my wishes known. Well, I am a child of God. I don’t have to go through a human mediator to get to my heavenly Father.”

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