St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do, thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell satan and all of the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Glory to God in the Highest!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Women of the Bible I would Like to Meet, Part 2:: The Woman at the Empty Tomb, Mary Magdalene

There were two Mary's who  went to the empty tomb to finish the burial work of Jesus.  One was Mary Magdalene and the other was Mary, the mother of James and Joseph. Both of these women  had been at the cross with Jesus, Mary, His Mother, and John, and Joanna. 

Mary Magdalene is the woman who was weeping in the garden who spoke to Jesus and didn't recognize Him at first in all His Glory.

When I meet her at His Tomb, I would like to ask her so many questions about her meeting with Jesus.

Of course, you were distraught over your Master's death.  How did you feel when you went to His tomb to finish His anointing for burial?

Did you leave the home of Mary early to spare her the duty of finishing the burial rituals?

What are your memories of the cross?  You must have wept with the other courageous women there?

You worked and traveled with the Master.  Did you understand what He meant when He said He would rise on the third day?  Did you really believe that?

Were you caring for the Mother of Jesus?

Where were the Apostles?  Did they believe that Jesus would rise again?

Did you go into hiding when the men took the body of Jesus down from His Cross?

Why did you and the other Mary go out to the tomb before the men were awake?

Were you astonished to see the stone removed?

Did the angels look like real men, or did they look like beings of light?

How did they sound when they spoke?

What did you think when you saw the tomb empty?

Did you believe that Jesus had risen then?

When you went to tell Peter and the rest of the Apostles about Jesus being risen, did they believe you or did they think you were unreliable?

Did you care what they thought?

Did the Mother of Jesus smile at you when you announced the good news?

You must have gone back to the tomb with Peter.  Why did you stay and not return to the hiding place?

 What did you think when you heard Jesus call your name?

Did you really think He was the gardener?

At what moment did you realize that Jesus was not the gardener, but your Lord and Master?

 Were you surprised when Jesus said not to touch Him?

Did the Apostles believe you when you told them that you had seen the Lord?

Did you care?

Did the Mother of Jesus embrace you?

She already knew, didn't she?

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