A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The answer to tears

So many things have been alleged in recent years about Mary Magdalene that it is easy to lose track of something very basic and also critically important that happens when she first meets the Lord again after his resurrection as we hear in today's Gospel (John 20:11:18).

Here is a woman, a human being, overcome with grief and pain.

Here now is the answer to her tears: Jesus Christ, crucified and risen, Lord and Savior, ineffable God and closest friend.

“Why are you weeping?”

What is it in our lives that causes us pain? What is it that is bringing us to tears or casting darkness upon our soul?

Here, in this celebration of Easter, is the answer to our tears, to our pain, our emptiness, and every darkness:

...Jesus Christ, once tortured to death, but now living forever and extending that same eternal life to us. He is the healing for our pain.

...Jesus Christ, the humble wanderer who sustains the universe in being and in a wisdom beyond the ken of man. He is the light for our darkness.

...Jesus Christ, who dwells in inapproachable light and yet is closer to us than our very thoughts. He is the love for our emptiness.

Behold the answer to tears: our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.