From Saint and Thought For Every Day,
by Blessed James Alberione
St. Mary Magdalene
St. Mary Magdalene is believed to be the sister of Martha and Lazarus. She is the sinner who, touched by God's grace, threw herself at the feet of the Master. She wept for the Lord at the foot of the cross and spoke with the glorified Risen Christ. After the death of our Savior, it is believed that Mary Magdalene, together with Lazarus and Martha, found refuge in France. She died a peaceful death after living a life of penance and love.
Let us repent of our sins and love Jesus with our whole heart.
The effort not to be proud will not make us humble. Humility is vital and positive; it is not merely the absence of pride.
In the most improtant decisions of our life we have to be guided, sometimes blindly, by the hand of God, through our spiritual director and through those wise people whom we love and trust. Don't we also find this true of St. Paul? Won by Christ, Paul asked Him what he was to do. But the Divine Master did not tell him what to do. He said instead: "Go to Damascus and it will be told you what you must do." From then on, St. paul started to submit himself to the authorities of the Church. And from the waters of Baptism he was born as a new man: "A new creature in Christ Jesus."
What Strikes Me Most Today
My ignorance - - - > I have to admit I had no idea that the Mary of Mary and Martha was Mary Magdalene. I know Blessed Alberione says she "is believed to be," but if he believes it to be, I have to be on his side. I'm going to have to read that over again in the Bible with that in mind. And I always wondered if Lazarus did anything special after being raised from the dead --> he protected and took care of Mary (Magdalene) and Martha for the rest of their earthly lives. This is great!
What strikes you most today?
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