The New Testament does not say much about the mother of Jesus, but what is recorded offers a powerful example of Christian faithfulness. In some instances, however, she has been lifted up only as an example for women, especially for those of the Catholic or Orthodox expressions of the faith. Attention to her story reveals Mary as both a powerful example of Christian faithfulness and an affirmation of the role of women in God’s redemptive work in the world, as well as an exemplar for all believers. Mary points the way to her Son, who embodied humanity in a uniquely inclusive way, so that all believers—male and female—find their identity in him.
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