Sharing the Light of Jesus

Mary Magdalene loved Jesus. When Jesus casted out all the demons from her life, she was healed and began a new life:

“Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. There Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out…” Luke 8:1-2

I can imagine how difficult her life must have been before she met Jesus. Due to her psychological mind frame, she must have been scorned by all, and probably lived in isolation.

Her sadness upon discovering Jesus’ body gone must have distressed her, and seeing Christ, I can imagine her running to him and holding Him tightly in an embrace.

Jesus asks, “Woman, why are you weeping?”

His wounds fresh, Jesus tells her, “Stop holding on to me.” Jesus had not ascended yet. He gives Mary Magdalene a mission.

My question to myself is, “What mission does Jesus give me?”

How do I feel about the resurrected Christ? How has it changed my life?

As part of my Art Therapy session today, I was asked, “how would I imagine myself as a landscape?” My thoughts drifted to Mary Magdalene, her search for Jesus when she thought He was gone, and then running off to share the good news. I closed my eyes and imagine my arms outstretched embracing the world sharing the light of Christ.

Sketch and painting: How do I imagine myself as a landscape? April 19, 2021
Sharing The Light of Christ

Gospel Jn 20:11-18

Mary Magdalene stayed outside the tomb weeping.
And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb
and saw two angels in white sitting there,
one at the head and one at the feet
where the Body of Jesus had been.
And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”
She said to them, “They have taken my Lord,
and I don’t know where they laid him.”
When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there,
but did not know it was Jesus.
Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?
Whom are you looking for?”
She thought it was the gardener and said to him,
“Sir, if you carried him away,
tell me where you laid him,
and I will take him.”
Jesus said to her, “Mary!”
She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,”
which means Teacher.
Jesus said to her, “Stop holding on to me,
for I have not yet ascended to the Father.
But go to my brothers and tell them,
‘I am going to my Father and your Father,
to my God and your God.’”
Mary went and announced to the disciples,
“I have seen the Lord,”
and then reported what he had told her.

God Bless 💖

Garabandal and the Threats of War

I really don’t like to discuss Bible prophecy. There is enough of it out there, and the need to discern is important. There are a few I do listen to, mainly for their intelligent conversation and insights. Perhaps it is the ability to read the signs of our time. This is what Father Luke and Father Colm Power does, by looking at world events, and piecing together an overview that makes sense without taking a political side. It allows us to discern. They also examine world events in relationship to Garabandal and the Bible.

My own personal viewpoint is a bit bleak – I feel there will be a great chastisement, as I believe we have become Sodom and Gomorrah, a world turned away from God. Natural law, and the Theology of the Body has become him, her and it. Selfish subjectivisms takes reign over God’s truth. Lies, propaganda and one narrative are now the mainstay of all government and mainstream media. Materialism and consumerism have become the god in our hearts.

Evil is no longer hidden. Evil is blatantly spewed in our entertainment and music industry.

Ok enough of what I think, here is the first and second part of the fireside chat with Father Luke and Father Colm:

We are in a spiritual warfare. That is a reality.

Here are the two Biblical verses discussed by Father Colm Power:

62 He gave his people over to the sword,
    and vented his wrath on his heritage. Psalm 78:62 RSVCE

The battle is ahead of us. Those who stand for God, we wear the whole armor of God:

The Whole Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace; 16 above all taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:10-17


Sometimes, hearing the truth can be painful. Please pray the rosary for peace, and during this Lent (myself included) let us delve deeper and meditate on the Passion of Christ, and accompany him in his journey for our salvation. God Bless 💖