Friday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time – Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene – (John 20:1-2.11-18) – God’s Word for Today

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READING OF THE DAY

A reading from the Song of Songs
Sgs 3:1-4b

The Bride says:
On my bed at night I sought him
whom my heart loves–
I sought him but I did not find him.
I will rise then and go about the city;
in the streets and crossings I will seek
Him whom my heart loves.
I sought him but I did not find him.
The watchmen came upon me,
as they made their rounds of the city:
Have you seen him whom my heart loves?
I had hardly left them
when I found him whom my heart loves.

GOSPEL OF THE DAY

From the Gospel according to John
Jn 20:1-2, 11-18

On the first day of the week,
Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early in the morning,
while it was still dark,
and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,
“They have taken the Lord from the tomb,
and we don’t know where they put him.”

Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping.
And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb
and saw two angels in white sitting there,
one at the head and one at the feet
where the Body of Jesus had been.
And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”
She said to them, “They have taken my Lord,
and I don’t know where they laid him.”
When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there,
but did not know it was Jesus.
Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?
Whom are you looking for?”
She thought it was the gardener and said to him,
“Sir, if you carried him away,
tell me where you laid him,
and I will take him.”
Jesus said to her, “Mary!”
She turned and said to him in Hebrew,
“Rabbouni,” which means Teacher.
Jesus said to her,
“Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father.
But go to my brothers and tell them,
‘I am going to my Father and your Father,
to my God and your God.’”
Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples,
“I have seen the Lord,”
and then reported what he told her.

Jesus, I Love You!
Jesus, I Love You!

Friday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene

(John 20:1-2.11-18)

GOD’S TEACHINGS

 Dear People of God,

The Word of God in today’s Gospel speaks of a simple, sincere love of Mary Magdalene for Jesus Christ, the One whom she loved most in the world.

 Because of her unconditional love for God, she gave up everything to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and his Mother, in order to serve in the public proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She witnessed with her own eyes the passion of Jesus Christ as He carried his cross up Calvary, as He took His last breath and died on the cross. She wept when she did not see the body of the Master in the tomb. Mary Magdalene is privilege to be the first witness and first messager to the Ressurrection of Jesus Christ. How happy are all those who have such an absolute love for God as Magdalene. It is the most rewarding of God’s gifts to be chosen and sent by Him to proclaim the joyful news about a loving Jesus Christ who died and rose again to save mankind.

Today, God also invites his apostles: to go out and preach the Good News of a Jesus Christ, the God of love, who died and rose again for the salvation of human beings. Whoever believes in the name of Jesus Christ and believes in the apostles’ preaching will also have eternal life and be resurrected with the Risen Jesus Christ.

Thanks be to God. Amen.

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