Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher)?
In the moment of hearing her name called, Mary recognized Jesus. With the sound of her name, she was bonded in love once again. When and how have you known intimacy with the Holy One? Do you believe that you are very dear in God’s eyes?
When you have reflected on these questions and perhaps even taken the opportunity to journal about them, sit still and imagine Jesus in front of you. Hear him call your name. As you look at him, see the details of his face light up with joy, delight, and acceptance as he looks at you. Breathe that in. Sit for a while and let the love of Jesus fill you, heal you, and hold you.
In Christ’s light and love,