Are You Missing Something?

 Do you realize how easy it is to get something wrong? God does, and he helps us in Scripture to perceive things we see and experience in a true light. The most elemental statement about the role of Scripture is found in Ps 119:105, that the Word of God is a "lamp to our feet and a light to our path."

Scientists based near the South Pole have discovered cosmic gravitational ripples that they say prove the Bing Bang happened. Let's pray that the light of Scripture leads them in interpreting what they see.

Let's use the Resurrection of Jesus Christ – one of the most light-filled days in Creation – as an example of how Scripture can shine light on our own realities.

On Resurrection Sunday morning, one who had an intensely memorable experience was Mary Magdalene, the first person to see the resurrected Jesus, and the first appointed messenger to let others know the Good News. But did you notice that first she got it wrong?

Why did she not recognize Jesus at first? What equipped Magdalene to see who Jesus really is? How can what she learned help us train our senses now to be more aware of the living Jesus, present, greeting us now?