Ordinary Time 16th Wk – St Mary Magdalene : Monday 22nd July, 2019

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Jesus’ Personal Love: In today’s Gospel, Mary was weeping, thinking that Jesus’ body was “stolen”.  When the Risen Lord called her by name, she immediately recognized Him, and was filled with great joy.  Get in touch with your “inner” and more authentic self and you will sense the Presence of Jesus within you.

 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.