“Mary went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and then reported what he had told her.” (J 20:18)
St. John wrote about Mary Magdalen that she “stayed outside the tomb weeping.” When she found the tomb empty, she started looking for the body of Jesus. Instead of the body – she encountered Him. When “Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’,” she recognized Him. She became an apostle for the Apostles by proclaiming Good News to them: “I have seen the Lord.”
Jesus called her by name. He also calls us by our names. I like to imagine how my name sounds when He calls me and where He sends me today.
“This is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it.” (Verse before the Gospel)
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