The Gardener

On this Tuesday of Easter Week, we find ourselves in John’s gospel, in a unique garden setting for the Resurrection Appearance to Mary of Magdala. And Jesus is mistaken for the gardener as he questions her: “Why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Only when he speaks her name aloud, and she turns, are her eyes opened to who stands before her.  Have you heard Jesus call your name and turned toward him in this Resurrection Season? Download this incredible picture of the Empty Tomb in Jerusalem and use it as a free desktop image at this link .



About WalkingwithBenedict

I love how scripture comes alive with messages for our lives today. In praying with scripture, we are called into deeper relationship with God and others. We are called to the growth in love, hospitality, peace, humility, stewardship and hope. St Benedict's Rule provides a lens for how scripture can be lived in our lives today whether we live inside or outside a monastery.
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2 Responses to The Gardener

  1. Leonore Misner says:

    For so many years the empty tomb reminded me of cold stone, darkness and loneliness. But this is no longer. A few years ago during a 3 year course of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatious, one of our sessions was to walk around the chapel and look at pictures and/or images and see what the Lord was trying to tell us. I saw the picture of a tomb with blackness within – and I cried for the loneliness I felt. After following the Exercises, one day I had experienced the total love of God for me. It was a moment of ecstacy, and I never saw the same things in the tomb anymore. Instead, I saw the hopeful lingering for Jesus Second Coming, relishing in his Resurrection. God works in our lives in ways we often don’t understand.


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