On Today’s Gospel

Posted: July 22, 2020 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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He who is forgiven more loves more! Such was the love of Mary Magdalene for her saviour her Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. She was completely liberated from all purest forms of evil through His mercy and love. And she lived and loved in His presence throughout. She was there at His crucifixion and again at His resurrection. It is therefore not surprising that she was the first to witness her resurrected saviour and blessed with the opportunity to be the first to bear witness to her brethren.

We too who have been greatly forgiven, must likewise bear witness to the love and mercy of our Risen Lord! For the overwhelming joy that wells up from within us should not be contained; it should move us to clap and dance, raise our hands in praise and worship. To boldly proclaim the reign and kingdom of the Lord our God. Amen

St Mary Magdalene pray for us….

First reading

Song of Songs 3:1-4 ·I found him whom my heart lovesThe bride says this:On my bed, at night, I sought himwhom 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‘Mary, go and find the brothers and tell them’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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