The eyes of her heart were opened to see the Lord the moment he called her by name: “Mary.”

  • Calling = Jesus called Mary out of un-knowing into knowing, out of darkness into light.
  • Conversion = She turned away from death to life when she turned to Jesus.
  • Confession = She confessed Jesus as Teacher — over against the angels.
  • Commission = Jesus sent her on a mission to tell others the truth about his resurrection and ascension.

The same holds true for you and for me.

(notes on John 20:16-18 / JMT)