Day 2: Novena to St. Mary Magdalene
Going to see for themselves...
Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
What do the people watching the disciples make of seeing two grown men running through the streets? What might have been going through the disciples' minds as they ran?
Spend a few minutes reading the Scripture passage and see if any words or phrases seem to be especially significant to you. What might God be saying to you - perhaps, in your own life. If you are using a spiritual journal, add any thoughts or insights.
Spend a few minutes building the scene. Use the film-director approach if that worked yesterday or allow the scene to build in your imagination. What new insights emerge as you contemplate this part of the story?
Often people will tell us something but we sense the need to go and see for ourselves. Many things go through our minds - all sorts of possibilities - we can get carried away by our imaginations.
Pray for those who may be caught up in "fearing the worst".
Mary of Magdala,
as you ran back to the tomb you knew to be empty,
your heart and mind were in turmoil.
Pray for those who fear the worst -
who are troubled by what might be.
Guide us through your story
to the promise that all shall be well.