We can be both versions of Mary Magdalene—the one told in Mark and the one in John. In Mark, Mary remained silent when she discovered Jesus’ empty tomb. In John, she proclaimed the truth she had seen. How many times in our lives have we wondered how the truth that we had to share was going to be received by the world?
I understand that there are times when I am certain of my truth, and yet I am unable to share it for fear of how it will be received. The reasons may be personal, professional, societal, or structural. Is there a time in your life when you were confident in your truth yet afraid of how it would be received?
This message is excerpted from a May 2019 faith reflection in Cafe by the Rev. Kristen Glass Perez. Today is the tenth Sunday after Pentecost.
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