Hear some words of wisdom from Holy Scripture: “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up. Again, if two lie together, they are warm; but how can one be warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.” (Ecc 4:9-12). God does not intend for us to make it alone; we depend upon one another. This is part of loving thy neighbor as thyself. This is one of the reasons we “pray” to Mary and the saints: that we may love God with all our mind, soul, and strength, and love our neighbor as ourselves. This is why we ask each other to pray for us. We are a body, the Body of Christ, working together, loving one another. We can perish without the help of anyone else; but, if we desire to be like Christ, we must work together, loving one another.
When Jesus was going to heal the deaf-mute in Mark 7, He groaned. Why did He groan? He groaned because He was bearing the man’s sins, and the sins of the whole world. Jesus was wholly human; nevertheless, without personal sin of His own. Although He is Son of God, He is Man. For this reason, Jesus looks up to heaven and groaned. In like manner, the Catholic Church looks up to heaven and groans. Do not you and I also look up to heaven and groan? We bring each other to Jesus, just as these people brought others to Jesus.