March 31, 2013

In the text for Sunday, the risen Jesus appears to Mary, and at first, she didn't recognize him.  She thought he was the gardener.  Then, she recognized him.  Why?  With someone she had known so well, with someone who meant so much to her, why didn't she recognize him.  This pattern occurs with the two men on the road to Emmaus.  Jesus appeared to them, walked all the way home with them, joined them around the table, and only then did these two men, who obviously had known Jesus, recognize him?  This Sunday, we will consider our moments of blindness and our moments of recognition.