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The Scriptures also say:

“The angel went to her and said, ‘[b:27advash]Greetings, you who are highly favored![/b:27advash] The Lord is with you.'” (Luke 1:28)

“[b:27advash]Most blessed are you among women[/b:27advash], and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” (Luke 1:42)

And Mary said: “[b:27advash]My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord[/b:27advash]; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness; behold, [b:27advash]from now on will all ages call me blessed.[/b:27advash] The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” (Luke 1:46-49)

Mary is sinless, but not in her own right, but because God set her aside for a special task. Mary was the first Christian. She was the first one to say “yes” to Jesus.