Thursday, July 22, 2010
Lectionary: 398 and 603
St. Mary Magdalene
Today's gospel features two cases of mistaken identity. Mary was so busy looking for Jesus, that she didn't recognize him when he was standing in front of her. And Mary is often mistaken for the sinful woman who anointed the feet of Jesus in Luke 7:36-50.
One more thing: Christians can get so caught up in 'looking for Jesus' that we ignore him all around us. Jesus is present in your child who's hungry, your teen who's sad or heartbroken, or your kid who just lost a baseball tournament and is cranky. Jesus resides under your roof every day. And as for Mary, she probably doesn't care that people mistakenly think she was of ill repute. She is busy serving her Lord just as she always has.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I can get so busy looking Christian that I forget to be Christian. Help me to recognize you in everyone around me and to serve them just as I would serve you. In your precious name I pray, Amen. St. Mary Magdalene, pray for me.
Posted by Catholic Mama at 12:00 AM