The first reading from Song of Songs has some beautiful expressions which should best describe our journey and relationship with the Lord. “I looked, I sought him, I will rise, I will seek, I found the love of my heart.” Such was the thirsting and desire in the heart of Mary Magdalene. She had experienced love, forgiveness and deliverance from the hands of our Lord Jesus and these filled her with such a thirst for the Lord.
So much so that after Jesus was crucified, died and buried, she set out early in the morning to check on His mortal remains. While it was still dark – she began from a point of confusion and uncertainty. Often we go to the Lord as the last resort. Here Jesus was her everything. When our Lord spoke to Mary she was unable to recognise him till he called her by name. In our prayer time, let us wait for the Lord to call us by name. Let us be patient and consistent in our prayer times. Then like Mary, we will be able to proclaim to the world, “I have seen the Lord and this is what he said to me.” Jn 20:18
Prayer: Abba Father, I pray for a deeper thirst for the presence of Jesus in my life. May I seek His face and hear His voice every day. Amen.