Saturday: Vigil at Jesus’ Tomb

You are invited to enter Sacred Imagination, here…

Begin by chanting, opening your heart to enter the Sacred Story:

Fall fearless into Love. Fall fearless into Love. Fall fearless into Love.

Chant by Darlene Franz

Following are wonderings, scripture texts, an image or two, and questions for reflection. In all these allow yourself to enter the story with and through Mary Magdalene, or others, as you are led. You may want to journal, draw or share your experience with another.

  • Perhaps Job’s reflections take in Jesus and Mary Magdalene.
  • How and where do you think Mary Magdalene kept vigil? Perhaps she remained at the sealed tomb.

Job 14:1-3, 7-9 (1-14)

“MORTALS, born of woman, few of days and full of trouble.
THEY come up like a flower and wither, flee like a shadow and do not last.
Do you fix your eyes on THEM? Do you bring THEM into judgment with you?

“For there is hope for a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its shoots will not cease.
Though its root grows old in the earth, and its stump dies in the ground,
yet at the scent of water it will bud and put forth branches like a young plant.

Mark 15.44-16.5

Pilot learned from the centurion that Jesus was dead, he granted the body to Joseph. 

Then Joseph bought a linen cloth, and taking down the body, wrapped it in the linen cloth,

and laid it in a tomb that had been hewn out of the rock.

He then rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. 

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.

St. Mary Magdalene at Prayer by Jan Lievens (1607-74)

ENTERING THE SCENE

  • ENTER THIS SCENE AS MARY MAGDALENE.
  • WHAT DO YOU NOTICE?
  • HOW DO YOU FEEL?
  • WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? PRAYING?
  • WHERE DO YOU NOTICE LOVE?
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