Feast of St Mary Magdalene: Friday 22nd July, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

God’s Personal Love: In today’s Gospel, Jesus our Risen Lord called “Mary” by her name, and she recognised Him.  Ponder on, “God’s Love for us is very personal. He knows our needs, pains, joys and hopes in life.  Like Mary of Magdalene, do we recognise and ‘encounter’ Jesus in our prayers and the pains and joys of our personal and others’ lives?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

John 20:11-16, 18

Mary stayed outside near the tomb, weeping. Then, still weeping, 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 recignise him. Jesus said, ‘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 knew him then and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbuni!’ – which means Master. So Mary of Magdala went and told the disciples that she had seen  the Lord and that he had said these things to her.