Our priest's homily considered Eve and Mary as our two mothers. Eve is the mother of the flesh, of the weaknesses that we give into, of trying to take control of her redemption and saving herself. Mary is the mother of our spirits, our souls, of choosing obedience to God, of not trying to control her own redemption. She let herself be saved. (In a nutshell.)
These thoughts from Fr. Scott Hurd look at a different version of the same sort of concept to me ... featuring a movie that is one of my guilty pleasures. Just as in the movie he uses for an example, Fr. Hurd turns our thoughts toward hope for the future, rather than regret for the past. Beautiful. Go read it.