“Jesus saw Mary. Jesus knew Mary. Jesus spoke ‘Mary.’ It was being completely seen, utterly known and lovingly called that opened Mary Magdalene to the hope of the resurrection and into a deeper relationship with Christ. Because she was seen she could see.“This is Easter vision. We have been seen, known and called by God through the crucified and risen Savior and, having received the Spirit through baptism, we all can now see. We can see Christ and we can see Christ in our neighbor. No one is invisible to God and no one is invisible to us. What wondrous love is this!
“So beloved, with newly opened eyes let us be bold to say, ‘Christ is risen. Christ is risen indeed. Hallelujah!'”
This Easter message is shared by the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA Presiding Bishop. Watch it on video from www.youtube.com/user/ELCAVideo.
* See John 20:16