True, but what about the 3rd commandment of “Honor thy father and mother”? I thought we were all equals, but now I’m supposed to honor my mother? That makes sense, she did give me life, take care of me, change my diaper, and all that. I guess I can honor my own father and mother, but why Mary?
We read in the Gospels that Jesus says, from the cross no less, to John, the beloved disciple, that Mary is now his own mother.
“When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “woman, behold, your son!” Then He said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" From that hour the disciple took her into his own household. “ (John 19:26-27 NAB)
As believers in Apostolic Succession, Catholics pretty much try to do whatever the Apostles did (the good things, anyway). One of the things they taught us through tradition is to honor Mary as if she were our own mother, citing Jesus words from the cross. As the 3rd commandment teaches we are then obligated to honor her. She isn’t equal with Jesus, she’s not part of the Trinity, but she is to be honored as the mother not just of individuals, but as the Mother of God.
If any mother deserves to be honored (and they all do) I think Mary should be at the top of all our lists. Besides, where in the Bible does it say not to honor her?