Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene
First Reading: Micah 7:14-15,18-20
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 85
Gospel: John 20:1-2,11-18
"Who is there like you?" These are the words from the prophet Micah today. Think about it, who is there like God? Who forgives as he does? Who loves as he does? Who accepts us as he does? Who listens as he does? Who is as wise as he? The answer: nobody. He is the great I AM, the maker of Heaven and Earth, the alpha and the omega. Nobody. Mary Magdalene knew that there was no one like Jesus, no one could cure her as he did. She knew that there was no one like him, so she followed him with such great devotion until the end. I pray that we can all have the courage to follow Jesus where ever he leads us, and to have the faith to stay with him until the end.
Father above, you are the source of all that is good and all that is right. Continue to open our eyes and our hearts so that we realize that there is no one like you. Lord we thank you and give you praise for all that we have and all that we are. We pray for those who have turned away from you and who choose not to accept your love. We ask this all through your name. Amen.