THE STORY ABOUT THE PAINTING
How fitting that one of His most devout disciples was the first to see him after He had risen. Mary Magdalene knew Him well. She had followed Him throughout His ministry and loved Him deeply, yet in her grief she didn’t recognize Him. Was it her tears that blurred her recognition? Perhaps it took a moment to recognize Him because of the glory of his resurrected body. We don’t know.Aren’t we all a bit like Mary? When we struggle the most, we are reluctant to look up and see His face and let Him bring us peace and comfort and direction. Possibly one of the greatest lessons we can learn in life is to know He is there and to go to Him immediately.
To me, this is the most Holy week of the year, even more than Christmas.
May this easter season bring you new wisdom and peace;
and may the answers to your spiritual questions
be resurrected within your spirit,
as our Lord was resurrected, so that we all may be someday.