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Life-Changing Encounters: Family Reflection Video

Life-Changing Encounters: Family Reflection Video

Holy lives of inspiration

Can you think of a person that’s changed your life for the better? In today’s gospel, it was Mary Magdalene’s encounter with Jesus after the Resurrection that made all the difference in her life.

Mary Magdalene is an example for each one of us. Mary shows us the depth of her friendship and faith in Jesus. She goes to his grave in the darkness. I’d imagine that many of you can relate to a night that you couldn’t sleep because of a serious concern in your life.

Mary seeks Jesus with the intensity that we heard in today’s first reading that says: “I sought him whom my heart loves …I sought him, but I did not find him.” Mary goes to Jesus’ grave, but it isn’t until she encounters Jesus that she truly believes in His Resurrection. She had to let go of the past to allow the risen Jesus to transform her life.

At times, we have a sense of longing for something that is missing in our lives. We could find ourselves like the person in the first reading, searching everywhere but without success. St. Augustine, Mary Magdalene, and countless people like you and me through time have experienced restlessness in their souls until they encounter Jesus.

Who has changed your life for the better? Once they come to mind -- if you can, give them a call --  and then say a prayer of gratitude that God brought them to you.

Search. He is here for each of us and has called us by name.

  • 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!