On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: July 22, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


Do you truly love the Lord with all your heart, all your soul, strength and mind? Then do not be discouraged nor tearful for He is always close to those who revere Him.

It does not matter if you think yourself unworthy, unqualified or inadequate for you are unique in His eyes and are beloved. And you are sent to be His messenger of the Good News! The joy and the hope we share in the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

St Mary Magdalen pray for us…

First reading
Song of Songs 3:1-4

The bride says this:

On my bed, at night, I sought him whom my heart loves.
I sought but did not find him. So I will rise and go through the City; in the streets and in the squares
I will seek him whom my heart loves. I sought but did not find him.
The watchmen came upon me on their rounds in the City: ‘Have you seen him whom my heart loves?’
Scarcely had I passed them when I found him whom my heart loves.

Gospel
John 20:1-2,11-18

It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb’ she said ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’
Meanwhile 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 recognise 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. Jesus said to her, ‘Do not cling to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go and find the brothers, and tell them: I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ So Mary of Magdala went and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord and that he had said these things to her.

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