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Vanessa Higdon wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Did Mother Mary ever have any sin?

Vanessa

  { Did Mother Mary ever have any sin? }

Mary Ann replied:

Hi, Vanessa —

No, but she was tempted, as Jesus was. It was not impossible for her to sin: God preserved her by His grace even from original sin, but Adam and Eve had sinned while in a state of original justice, so Mary, had she not cooperated with grace, could have also sinned, as we all can, except Christ, who is God, Himself.

The suffering of Christ in His agony and in His other temptations was that of His human nature being maintained in subjection to the will of the Father, regardless of how much suffering it foresaw or experienced.

Mary Ann

Paul replied:

Vanessa,

No she did not.

As the "new Eve" in the order of salvation she was, in a sense, the "un-Eve", by doing what Eve should have done in the garden and helping to fix what Eve helped to brake.

Eve was conceived without sin and succumbed to sin; Mary was conceived without sin and did not.

Paul

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