Recent events in the Catholic Church, or rather the recent exposure of past events, and lack of positive action on the part of the Church, more specifically the priests and religious, leave all of Catholics (okay, let me speak for myself) saddened. Today I wanted to reflect on this in light of that first witness to the Resurrection – Mary Magdalene. Let’s look at the Scripture passage that forms part of her experience.
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance…….(she went back with them to find out more…and on her second visit she encounters two men). They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.”
As I reflected on this woman, who had in the past experienced the loving forgiveness of Jesus – accompanied him on his last journey to the crucifixion and then faithfully returns to the tomb to give his body the traditional burial treatment. And when she finds him ‘missing’ she is filled with grief and dismay.
Another message of Easter:
Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there. ~ Clarence W. Hall
So finally. despite all efforts to ‘hide the Lord’ and ‘take him away’ = He and the truth will prevail and in the words of Jesus: “The Truth will set you (us) free!”
May you be inspired – everyday!