Wednesday 22 July 2020

About Today Readings

St Mary Magdalene

Song of Songs 3:1-4 / 2 Corinthians 5:14-17. My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord, my God – Psalm 62(63):2-6, 8-9. John 20:1-2, 11-18.

‘Who are you looking for?’

How dim of wit we are at times, and how blind to reality! How many times, like Mary Magdalene, do we hear him but not recognise him.

We are too enveloped in what we expect to experience from him, what we wish to see, what we believe we are entitled to, and we become blind and deaf when his response does not conform to our expectations.

God, however, can penetrate our barriers and call each and every one of us by name; he breaks down our stubbornness and calls upon that authentic, original creature which he created, untarnished by sin, doubt and cynicism.

Encountering Jesus reminds us of our true self, often lost to us in the masquerades of life, but ever present and ever loved by him. To his call of true love, every heart, however hardened, can only respond with joy and hope renewed.

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