God reveals us in his own image and not as per our imaginations.

Tuesday in the Octave of Easter
April 14, 2020

Today’s Readings:Acts 2:36-41
Ps 33:4-5, 18-20, 22
John 20:11-18
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

“Woman, why are you weeping?

Mary Magdalene assumed many speculations in her mind about Jesus at the empty tomb but the reality was something different from her speculations. She was focusing on the situation and reacting to that situation but the reality was far beyond to her imaginations. Resurrection can be experienced only through the eyes of faith in our life.  If we seek Jesus in our Worldly situations and weep or pray  over the situations , it is only our mind assumes or speculates the situation of our life but the reality is far beyond , we must turn around just like Mary Magdalene turned around from the empty tomb to the exit of the tomb where Jesus was standing and calling her name “Mary”.

When Jesus revealed himself to Mary calling her name, Mary  responded with  “Rabbouni,” which means teacher and tried to embrace him with worship but Jesus told her not to hold him but go to his brothers and tell them the good news that : I am going to my Father and your Father,to my God and your God.’” We have a important message here, when we experience Jesus in our life, many a times we try to hold him and experience him again and again year after year and place after place and preacher after preacher but the Lord tells us not to stick to him in contemplative Worship but to go out and tell other people who did not know about his death, resurrection and ascension.

We sit on situations for years and weep at the empty tomb , Jesus is asking us to turn around with the eyes of faith  the promises and prophesies of God and listen to Jesus who is calling us by name and assigning us a mission to proclaim the good news of his Resurrection and the reward of Salvation to rest permanently with his Father and our Father in Heaven. Jesus may reveal to us any form like a Gardener , Angel , teacher, Master, servant so on , let us keep our eyes and ears open to meet our risen lord in our own  quest and he will call us by our name and introduce us to our Father and Commission us to engage in his Business.

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