Saturday, July 22, 2023

Mary Magdalene: “A New Creation”

“The love of Christ impels us, once we have come to the conviction that one died for all; therefore, all have died. He indeed died for all, so that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. Consequently, from now on we regard no one according to the flesh; even if we once knew Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know him so no longer. So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come” (Corinthians 5:14-17).

So we read on this feast of Saint Mary Magdalene, “apostle to the apostles,” who encountered the Risen Jesus in the “Garden” near His empty tomb. The love of the Risen Christ impelled her to announce this good news to the apostles, to proclaim the beginning of a New Creation.