Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Journeying with Mary Day Twenty Five

Day Twenty Five - Wednesday 21st December 2011


There is no account of Jesus visiting Mary after his resurrection.  It has always struck me as strange, in fact I have searched the gospels thinking that I must be missing some reference to Mary.  But it appears that there is in fact no record of Mary meeting with Mary in the forty days of his resurrection.

But does that mean it didn't happen?  If the gospel writers don't include any encounter of Mary with Jesus then perhaps this is more to do with Mary's being Jesus' mother and therefore being less useful as proof against those who denied the Lord's Resurrection.

I find it hard to believe that Mary would have not been visited by Jesus; she was so much a part of his life on earth that surely he would have visited with her and reassured her.  I like to think he would.

Prayer of the day
Jesus we celebrate your resurrection, the centre of our faith; and the proof that you are indeed Lord our God.  We do not know who all the people you visited and whether this included your mother Mary, but we know that you came back to earth for forty days for us all, thank you.  Amen.

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