Thoughts for July 22 from Fr Willie Doyle

Mary Magdalene meditating on the Crucifixion. (Pedro de Mena,1664)

July 22 – Feast of St Mary Magdalen

Jesus allowed her to wash His feet but knew well what those eyes had looked on. He allowed her lips to kiss His feet knowing what sinful words had fallen from them. He did not shrink from the touch of hands which had served Satan so long. He even welcomed the love of a heart so long filled with unholy desires. Mary, penitent as she is, could not fully know the depth of her guilt, she had forgotten many sins; but Jesus saw all. . . .

In those few moments Mary had learnt a precious lesson: that peace, contentment, holiness are to be found at the feet of Jesus and there alone, that the delights of contemplation far outweighs the empty joys which the world offers.

One thought on “Thoughts for July 22 from Fr Willie Doyle

  1. This is an awesome reflection on the love and holy desire that only St. Mary Magdalean can show us by her tears.
    Thanks for sharing this.

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