Here’s a theological question for the Catholic thinker: If Mary was born without original sin, why can’t we all have? I understand why Mary was born this way, so that an unblemished vessel could carry our Lord. But if it was possible for God to allow Mary to be born this way, why can’t we all have?
I know I’ve had this conversation with people in the past (Pete Knob?), but I forget if we ever got anywhere.
I get both sides of the discussion: a) I get why we have fallen human nature and b) why Mary was born without original sin; but the two points together create tension, at least in my mind.