“Mary!” Jesus said [to Mary Magdalene].
She turned to Him and cried out, “Rabboni!” (which is Hebrew for “Teacher”).
– John 20:16 (NLT)
Jesus calls out to Mary in that caring tone of voice
with which He calls out every name – ours too!
His voice is so unique and unmistakable whenever He calls us by our name.
Jesus’ voice has not changed over the last two thousand years.
The Risen Christ continues to have all the features of the Jesus who suffered;
the tone of His voice,
His manner of breaking bread,
the marks of the nails in His hands and feet
– nothing has changed in Jesus:
He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Heb 13:8)
She turned to Him and cried out, “Rabboni!”
As soon as Mary Magdalene saw the Lord, she threw herself at His feet
and cried out “Rabboni!”
Her tears pour out like a river that has burst its banks
– they are tears of great joy and happiness.
Jesus’ friends affectionately called Him Rabboni
also because to them He was not just a teacher,
but The Teacher.
He is the only one capable of teaching the true meaning of life,
the only one who has the words of eternal life.
Jesus is very close to each and every one of us
and He often calls out to us by name
in His unmistakable tone of voice.
May external circumstances,
such as pain, sorrow, deception, failure, or discouragement,
never prevent us from seeing the Jesus who calls us;
from hearing His voice calling out our name.
May we always throw ourselves at our Divine Teacher’s feet
whenever we hear Him call.
REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…
Jesus, my Teacher, You have the words of eternal life.
Speak to me, Lord, Your servant is listening.
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Note: The main source of today’s REFLECTION is the seven-volume work
“In Conversation with God” by Padre Francisco Fernández Carvajal.