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Easter Octave: Tuesday,  Tuesday, 18th April,2017  (Jn 20:11-16,18)

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Jesus – Mary: In today’s Gospel, when Jesus called Mary by name, she immediately recognised Jesus’ voice and was filled with great joy of knowing that Jesus has Risen.  Do you sense Jesus’ Spirit urging you to get to know Him more personally?  Be more conscious of the “inner voice” of Jesus and be more discerning in your decisions. 


Fr Philip Heng, S.J


Mary was standing outside near the tomb, weeping. Then, as she wept, she stooped to look inside, and saw two angels in white sitting where the body of Jesus had been, one at the head, the other at the feet. They said, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ ‘They have taken my Lord away,’ she replied, ‘and I don't know where they have put him.’ 

As she said this she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, though she did not realise that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said, ‘Sir, if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and remove him.’ 

Jesus said, ‘Mary!’ She turned round then and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbuni!’ - which means Master. So Mary of Magdala told the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord,’ and that he had said these things to her.


TODAY'S POINTERS ON GOD'S WORD
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Mary was sad as she went to the tomb mourning for the death of Jesus, her beloved master.

  • From such a sad mood she was immediately transformed to one of great joy and exhilaration when she recognized the Risen Christ.  The Truth of Jesus’ teachings and Good News all fell into place.

  • Her life then had a “new beginning;” seen and lived in the light of everlasting happiness.  Do we have such joy at Easter?