One with the Psalmist today, O dear Jesus Christ, I also proclaim that indeed "The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord" (Psalm 33:5) because even in our sadness, right in our weeping and in our crying, that is where and when you come!
Jesus said to Magdalene, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” She thought it was the gardener and said to him, “Sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you laid him, and I will take him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,” which means Teacher.John 20:15-16
Like Magdalene, there are times we are overtaken by our grief and sadness over our many disappointments and failures, losses and defeats like deaths that we could not see your loving presence, your consoling comfort O Lord Jesus Christ.
Like the listeners of Peter on that day of Pentecost, "cut us to the heart" (Acts 2:37), lay bare before us this glaring truth of your Resurrection, Jesus, of your victory over death and darkness, over sin and sickness that we may be more open to accept and embrace your loving presence with us and in us during the most trying times of life like death of a loved one or a sudden shift in our lives. Amen.