Today’s Gospel is the beautiful telling of Mary Magdalene at the garden from John 20:11-18. There are several quotes from it that really give me pause:
“She stayed outside the tomb weeping…” – how many times have I stayed away from Jesus because I refused to share my pain with Him?
“She thought it was the gardener….” – how many times have I missed recognizing Jesus because I expected His arrival in some other means, or through some other person?
And most beautifully, “Jesus said to her, “Mary”” – She recognized Him when He called her by name, as He does to each of us, every day.
She thought He was the gardener. For us, that imagery is perfect as we work for that “gardener”! We are planting seeds of virtue we hope will help our children grow into saints! What a beautiful, powerful RISEN gardener we are working with.
And, where does the time go as we do this work? A month has already past and Joan and I are excited to be hosting our 3rd live zoom meeting with all of you.
We have so much to talk about – how about Tea/May Crownings? Summer Camp 2022? Registration is now live! Our participation in the upcoming 3rd annual Virtual Catholic Homeschool Conference scheduled for June 10-11, 2022? We have another special giveaway planned and, as always, we are here to answer any of your questions, hear your suggestions and the amazing things you are doing in your own Little Flower garden.
We hope you make the time to spend an hour with us on April 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. EST! I’ll post the link on Thursday. See you all then!