Chosen — Christ for Creation Series
Summary: In Jesus choosing Mary Magdalene to be the first person to see that he was resurrected, we know that Jesus’ salvation is for all.
Gospel: Between the time Mary Magdalene met the Risen Christ at Easter and when she announced his Resurrection to the disciples, Mary Magdalene was the church on earth, for only to her had been revealed the Paschal Mystery. Any discussion of women in the church begins with this. pic.twitter.com/5to0u3Ccuf
— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) April 2, 2018
Key Scripture: “Jesus said to [Mary Magdalene], ‘Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, “I am ascending 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 she told them that he had said these things to her.” — John 20:17-18
Key Scripture: “When [Mary] had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus… Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him…” — John 20:14, 15c
Life Application: What “walls” (those things that causes division in your life) is Christ calling you to move beyond? What are tangible ways you can strive for this goal?