Thursday, July 22, 2010
St. Mary Magdalen
Today is the feast of St. Mary Magdalen - one of our notorious sinners and one who was close to our Lord. The one, in fact, that Jesus showed himself to after he rose. Funny isn't it, Jesus was not hesitant to spend time with sinners and more importantly to forgive them, to see their intrinsic worth as a child of God. It is easy to say that we forgive another, yet do we actually do that in our heart? Many people today think that to be 'Catholic' means that we all are alike, they fear those that are 'different'. Young and old alike, want the other to worship in the way they see fit. Yet who is to say which one is correct? Jesus welcomed saints and sinners alike, people from all walks of life gathered around Jesus. Maybe today is a good day to start gathering around the person and message of Jesus. Knowing that we are ALL equal in the eyes of God.