Ye, therefore, as well as all your fellow travelers, are God-bearers, temple-bearers, Christ-bearers, bearers of holiness. Let us therefore do all things as those who have Him dwelling in us, that we may be his temples.
-Saint Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Ephesians
The Greek word for God-bearer is Theotokos and is a title given to Our Lady by the Eastern Church. The fact that Ignatius uses this title to refer to all believers in his letter to the Ephesians, shows that we, fallible though we are, are called to be holy as Mary is holy. When we say we are "only human" we really should not mean that we are created to sin. In fact, we are created to be fully,sinlessly human as Mary was (and as Adam and Eve were before their fall).
Let's pray, during this Lenten season, for the strength from the Holy Spirit to always say yes to God's will, as our Heavenly Mother did.
Mary, Theotokos, pray for us!