Have you ever misplaced your glasses, keys, or cell phone at home…and after a while enlisted the help of your family to find it? You’re searching and searching, and answering the inevitable question: when’s the last time you saw it?! Most of the time, I find it, but only after many times of walking right past it; it's incredible but real.
I think Mary Magdalene reminds us of how easy it is to lose sight of God. Just like us, at times, Mary didn't recognize Jesus because of her grief, her sense of total loss, and sadness. (And, we could add other reasons like distraction, anxiety, or fatigue, to name a few that could challenge us right now.)
As believers in the gift of eternal life, we are called to lead our family and friends to Jesus, Our Savior, who through the gift of baptism and the Holy Spirit dwells within us. And, just like with Mary and the Apostles will show Himself to us many times each day, if only, we're watching and listening with the eyes and ears of faith. That's when we'll recognize the presence of Jesus in our homes and hearts, and like Mary and the Apostles, we'll want to share the Good News, that He's Risen and here for us right now!
May God bless you and your families this holy day!
Father David's inspirational homily was recorded live this morning during Mass at the Father Peyton Center. Please view the video on our Facebook page. (You don't need a Facebook account to view.)
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About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!