Don’t worship Mary as a goddess, but don’t be afraid to praise her either. Not only God is worthy of praise; rather, “Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Philippians 4:8). Praise is an appropriate response to virtue (Proverbs 27:2, 31:31). What father is displeased when you praise his daughters? God is not shortchanged; rather “God is glorified in His saints” (2 Th 1:9-12).