“…the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you…” (Jn 2:2-5)
We are always somehow predisposed to yield to the requests of those we love. Likewise, Jesus, during his time on earth, was also moved to respond to His Mother’s intercessions. Now in heaven, the Lord prefers nothing more than granting favours to those who implore His Mother’s help. The Hail Mary is a most powerful way to move the heart of the Lord towards granting our intentions because it reminds Him of His Mother’s singular goodness.
Teaching of the Church
The centre of gravity in the Hail Mary, the hinge as it were which joins its two parts, is the name of Jesus….When we repeat the name of Jesus – the only name given to us by which we may hope for salvation (cf. Acts 4:12) – in close association with the name of his Blessed Mother, almost as if it were done at her suggestion, we set out on a path of assimilation meant to help us enter more deeply into the life of Christ.
From Mary’s uniquely privileged relationship with Christ, which makes her the Mother of God, Theotókos, derives the forcefulness of the appeal we make to her in the second half of the prayer, as we entrust to her maternal intercession our lives and the hour of our death. (RVM n.33)