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Liturgical day: Easter Tuesday (Octave of Easter)

Gospel text (Jn 20,11-18): Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she bent down to look inside; she saw two angels in white sitting where the body of Jesus had been, one at the head, and the other at the feet. They said, «Woman, why are you weeping?». She answered, «Because they have taken my Lord and I don't know where they have put him». As she said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not recognize him. Jesus said to her, «Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?». She thought it was the gardener and answered him, «Lord, if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and remove him». Jesus said to her, «Mary». She turned and said to him, «Rabboni» —which means, “Master”. Jesus said to her, «Do not cling to me; you see I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them: ‘I am ascending to my Father, who is your Father, to my God, who is your God’». So Mary of Magdala went and announced to the disciples, «I have seen the Lord, and this is what he said to me».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today we see Mary Magdalene while crying in front of the grave where the body of the crucified Jesus had been buried. But He is no longer there. Mary does not understand what is going on and she is crying... Jesus appears before her but she does not recognize the Lord until He calls her name: Mary!

– Did you know that God calls you by your name? As our own parents do; God loves each one of us.