In giving ourselves to Jesus through Mary's hands, we imitate God the Father, who gave us his Son only through Mary. Likewise we imitate God the Son, who by giving us his example for us to follow, inspires us to go to him using the same means he used in coming to us, that is through Mary. Again, we imitate the Holy Spirit, who bestows his graces and gifts upon us only through Mary. “Is it not fitting,” remarks Saint Bernard, “that grace should return to its author by the same channel that conveyed it to us?”
In going to Jesus through Mary we are really paying honor to our Lord, for we are showing that, because of our sins, we are unworthy to approach his infinite holiness directly on our own. We are showing that we need Mary, his holy Mother, to be our advocate and mediatrix with him who is our Mediator. We are going to Jesus as mediator and brother, and at the same time humbling ourselves before him who is our god and our judge. In short, we are practicing humility, something which always gladdens the heart of God.
Consecrating ourselves in this way to Jesus through Mary implies placing our good deeds in Mary's hands. Now, although these deeds may appear good to us, theyu are often defective and not worthy to be considered and accepted by God, before whom even the stars lack brightness.
Let us pray, then, to our dear Mother and Queen, that, having accepted our poor present, she may purify it, sanctify it, beautify it, and so make it worthy of God. . . “If you wish to present something to God, no matter how small it may be,” says Saint Bernard, “place it in the hands of Mary to ensure its certain acceptance.”
St. Louis Grignion De Montfort