A Simple Act of Testimony
Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord.”
“I. Have. Seen. The. Lord. This short witness has made possible 2,000 years of Christian faith and life. Mary was the first witness, the one who told the apostles about the astounding news of Jesus’s resurrection. With good reason, Mary Magdalene is often called the apostle to the apostles,” writes The Rev. Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement, in his 50 Days blog that celebrates the Easter season. Gunn encourages us to look for the places, people, and acts we’ve seen the hope-filled work of God in our own lives, and to think about how we can share those moments of Resurrection as simple testimonies with and for the world–not with the intension of converting anyone, but rather as a simple invitation. Where have you seen reconciliation and hope? Where have you seen brokenness made whole? Where have you seen extravagant love or a gift that offered transformation? With whom might you share this good news?
— The Very Rev. Gray Lesesne, D.Min.