Possibly and I said that at first but the more I thought about it ..it was ..the confusion ..a God thing ..since fir some reason He wanted Jesus,in the Temple ..Not on the way home.who="RoSesz"
Trust me I have never heard anything remotely like this in my Church and its Baptist ..nor on any of the sermons I have listened to on the tv or in any book by a Protestants.
we do not see Mary as important to salvation..That is not scriptural.
But how anyone reading her story cannot find inspirational is beyond me.
And that Mary was a bad MOTHER is ludicrous on its face.
Like God coukd make a mistake in the CHOICE of the mother to His Son????
And not a word I said about this is REFUTED by scripture
Rose...Cowboy was trying to say that Mary was not a goddess...she was human as the rest of us. It has turned into a bees nest, and the hornets are stinging wildly.
IMO this is more proof that Mary had little children to take her attention.
Who knows who the men were that d a y ..maybe this was their Jesus encounter.
I Posited a young Gamaliel (who had a father named Simeon..the one from the presentation??.May be..But Gamaliel..Paul s teacher 29 tears,later..was sympathetic to the Christians..
Thing is we have no idea why He was there except it was His father's,business.
What cowboy said..I know non Catholics do not want her seen as a,goddess..But a bad mother ..I don't think so
And yes it turned I to a hornets,nest.
Frankly Kay ..it upset me because it was making a point Catholics make that we read things into scripture that are nit there.
Plus I admire Mary very much .I could not have borne what she did.