Day: April 1, 2024

April 2, 2024 Reflection – He is Risen – Alleluia!!!

He is Risen!  Alleluia!!!   April 2, 2024 Tuesday within the Octave of Easter Dear Family of Mary! Jesus Christ is Risen from the Dead! Alleluia!!! The Gospel for today says it all! John 20:11-18 Mary Magdalene 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 went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and then reported what he had told her.  What can we say about this amazing encounter! Jesus was no longer in the tomb! Mary wept, longing to find His Body. She could not yet believe that He was risen. So when He spoke to her, she thought He was the gardener. We often put limits on God, by our preconceived ideas. Resurrection from the dead is one of those ideas. We just can’t imagine it! Mary is sent to us just as she was sent to the brothers, the disciples, to smash that preconceived idea. Jesus is Risen! He is no longer dead, but lives!!! We need to let it sink in!! Jesus died, but is risen from the dead!! This changes everything for us!! April 25, 2003 “Dear children! I call you also today to open yourselves to prayer. In the foregone time of Lent you have realized how small you are and how small your faith is. Little children, decide also today for God, that in you and through you He may change the hearts of people, and also your hearts. Be joyful carriers of the risen Jesus in this peaceless world, which yearns for God and for everything that is from God. I am with you, little children, and I love you with a special love. Thank you for having responded to my call.” May we, like Mary Magdalene, be joyful carriers of the risen Jesus in this peaceless world!! Mother is with us, we have nothing to fear! Blessed Easter!!! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c) Mary TV 2024 PS. Today is Day 5 of the Divine Mercy Novena! Pray it with us on Mary TV, on the Hour of Mercy.