This is the tulip tree right next to the rectory. Just a detail. It’s a massive tree.
As you can see, there’s hardly room for the flowers. The branches can hardly support the weight. The neighbor is worried the tree might fall on his house.
Surely, then, we can say that Jesus exaggerates in bringing about such flowers for the Immaculate Conception. Surely one is enough, and then forget about it. And what are you doing, Father George, putting up all these flowers for Mary. You’ve lost your mind. You must be worshiping Mary or some dumb thing like that.
But if Jesus respects His own good mom so very much, and we cannot outdo Jesus in this regard, then we are free to honor His dear mama as much as we want and not worry about it. Giving her a flower as a little kid might do is not worshiping her. At least that’s what the saints say about Jesus honoring his own good mom. Sounds right to me. I don’t think Jesus minds.