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Whom do you seek?

 

"Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain. They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him." Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" (John 20:11-15)


Dear Friends,


I hope that you and all whom you love had a wonderful Easter.


We seek many things in life for ourselves, for those we love and for those around us: happiness, health, success and so much more. These are personal expectations of life lived in a complex and demanding world.


"Whom do you seek?" is a challenging Gospel question. Jesus, calls those who would become his disciples. In answering the call of Jesus what were His followers seeking, expecting, hoping for? Jesus is betrayed by His friends - what were they seeking in that moment of betrayal? When those who sought to arrest Jesus found him in the Garden, Jesus again asked "Whom do you seek?" As one writer has suggested, the issue is not how we seek Jesus but, rather, how those to whom Jesus gives himself will receive him. The new life Jesus gifts each one of us is therefore intimately tied up in the manner we receive that gift.


Mary came to the tomb seeking a dead man. Jesus came to her as a living body. Jesus asks "Mary, whom do you seek?" What did Mary see at that moment? How did the living person of Jesus clash with her expectations? When Jesus speaks Mary's understanding changes. Mary sees and understands in new ways. To test her new seeing and understanding Mary runs to the others and explains what she has seen. Life is different - He is alive! This new life is now expressed in confession. Thomas is the first: "My Lord and my God!" Thomas sees and understands in a new way, in a way which now matches the deepest desires of his own heart.


Easter Season lasts for fifty days precisely because Easter is the most important feast in the Christian calendar, even more so than Christmas. The Easter season continues through the Ascension of Our Lord to Pentecost Sunday, seven full weeks after Easter Sunday!




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