Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Tuesday

"If a soul seeks for God, her Beloved seeks for her even more" (St John of the Cross, Living Flame of Love, 3,28). Mary sought with much love and lo! the Lord Himself seeks her, and seeks her calling "Mary!" Although He has risen gloriously, Jesus is always the Good Shepherd who knows His sheep individually; and He "calleth His own sheep by name … and the sheep follow Him because they know His voice" (John 10;3,4). When Mary hears her name, she recognizes the Lord and cries: "Rabboni! Master!"....

"Whom seekest thou?" It is to each one of us, as to Mary Magdalen, that Jesus addresses this question today. Can we reply that we are seeking Him alone? Jesus appeared to Mary who "loved Him much" before appearing to the other holy women. If we wish to find the Lord quickly, we must love Him much and seek Him with great love.

~Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D., in Divine Intimacy

Of you my heart has spoken,
"Seek his face."
It is your face, O Lord, that I seek;
hide not your face from me.
~Psalm 27:8-9

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