Commentary on the Gospel of
The encounter of Jesus and Magdalene is a beautiful episode of love’s recognition. Mary came to her senses the moment Jesus uttered her name. There, love was enflamed by the recognition of the beloved and her eyes were opened. Like Magdalene, our recognition of God’s presence will be awakened when deep in our hearts we genuinely pine for Him. Thus, when all our senses, desires and our whole being are directed to that hoped encounter with the Lord, we will surely recognize Him.