Mary Magdalene

           Mary stood weeping outside the tomb….
           Jesus said to her, “Mary!”
                           —John 20.1, 16


Beloved, heart of my heart,
spring of my life,
it was my tomb I wept at,
my death.

And then, Love, you called my name.
You called me out of my tomb, Love.
You are risen in me,
and I in you.
The God who sweeps away all suffering, death and fear
has done this.
I who was dead am alive again.
My grave is empty, and shall forever be.

Alleluia!
Christ is risen.
Alleluia!

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net