|Day 7: Not knowing what is to
to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "They have
taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him."
When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing
there, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
Is Mary comforted by the words of the angels - or further confused?
She turns and sees Jesus but does not yet recognise him... why not?
We are reaching the climax of the story - but are not there yet...
Read the passage a few times and see what ideas or thoughts begin to
emerge. Make a
note of your thoughts - jot them down. If you are praying the Novena
with others, prepare to receive the
insights of others.
Spend a few minutes building the
scene in whatever way you have found has worked for you. What fears might be within Mary at
this point - and what hope against hope?
We who know the story know what's coming and have
a feeling of anticipation - but Mary does not. We can often find
ourselves wondering, what will be asked of me? Will I like what I
see and hear? Will something live up to my expectations?
Pray for a willingness to wait to see
what God is to reveal...
even you could not at first recognise your Lord.
Pray for those who do not know what to expect -
for those for whom there is fear of disappointment.
Guide us all through your story
to the hope of resurrection.
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