DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
“Mary”– Jesus: In today’s Gospel, Mary was deeply saddened by Jesus’ Crucifixion, and was enveloped in her darkness of grief. But, when Jesus called her “Mary”, she immediately recognised Jesus’ voice. Do we have a personal relationship with Jesus so that we can also recognise Him in our daily living, and in the trials of our lives?.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
John 20:11-16, 18
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.