|Day 8: The moment of
said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?"
Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have
carried him away, tell me where you have laid him and I will take
Jesus said to her,
She turned and said to him, "Rabbouni!" (which means
How did Jesus approach Mary? At what point did Mary recognise her
One of our longest pieces in the account of Mary on that first
Easter morning... Read it through several times and allow any
significant words or phrases to sink into your soul. Why are they
important to you? Make a note of them and
use them to feed your mind and spirit.
Spend a few minutes building the
scene in whatever way you find most helpful. If as a film
director - enjoy the scene unfolding... if in imagination - simply
Many people have moments of recognising something
that holds promise and builds on the many good things that have been happening.
Pray for them - for the moment of grace which may affect the rest of
your moment of recognition echoes down the centuries
as we learn to recognise our Lord in Word and Communion.
Pray for those experiencing such a moment of recognising
something founded on the rich legacy of faith
and love of countless millions of believers around the world.
Guide us all through your story
to the hope of resurrection.
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