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Today's Gospel: John 20:1-2, 11-18 - Feast of St. Mary Magdalene
This feast day is a feast for all women. It is easy to think of St. Mary Magdalene as the “sinner” that is depicted in the Gospel readings; but truly her witness gives us hope that Jesus is offering each one of us true healing, restoration and even holiness. Jesus came to save us, and what better example is there than how He interacted with St. Mary Magdalene?
How often do we hold ourselves back from growing in holiness? Do we remain trapped in the chains of our past? Do they persist in holding us down? Do voices in our heads remind us of our sins? Do other voices speak lies to us that we are not good enough to be a mother to our children or to be the daughter of our Great King?
Mary Magdalene reminds us that we too can excel in holiness and break free from our past with the help of Jesus. Thanks to the Sacrament of Reconciliation we too can experience transformation. If you are struggling with your choices from the past or just needing more graces to love and serve others, seek out the Lord through the sacraments!
If Mary Magdalene can be restored…then of course so can we! As Catholic women, we need to bring His light to our friends, family members and those ladies in society who may need to hear that they too are being offered the hope of the Gospel and the dignity that only Christ can give us. Pray and ask the Lord “To whom can I reach out today?"
Do you seek the restoration Jesus is offering you? Do you bring His light to others?
Dear Lord, may we seek the intercession of St. Mary Magdalene for all our sisters in Christ who are struggling with knowing they are loved by You, Jesus. Please fill our hearts with love so we can do the will of God each day. Amen.
Copyright 2020 Emily Jaminet
About the Author
Emily Jaminet and her husband have 7 children. Jaminet is the Executive Director of Sacred Heart Enthronement Network, WelcomeHisHeart.com, shares "A Mother's Moment," a daily radio reflection, a podcast host and radio personality. She is the co-author of Divine Mercy For Moms: Sharing the Lessons of St. Faustina and The Friendship Project, Pray Fully, Our Friend Faustina, and her most recent book Secrets of the Sacred Heart. You can read more of Emily’s work at EmilyJaminet.com or InspireTheFaith.com.