An interesting point was made this week in a devotional I read by Richard Rohr about how Mary Magdalene was the first to see Christ in His resurrection because, unlike the male disciples that had abandoned the grave (and hope), she remained present all the way.
He writes, “Mary Magdalene and the other women were the first witnesses to the resurrection because they remained present for the entire process, from death unto new life, exactly what is necessary to witness resurrections in our own lives as well.“
I hope you didn’t gloss over the second part of his thought!
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May be that’s why hope is one of the perpetual virtues along with faith and love. Without hope we leave after the burial and miss the resurrection.
Good word Rob!
“Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide. Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow…”