Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” John 20:15
This verse is one of the most quoted during the Easter season. This was a question asked during a critical and chaotic situation of Christ’s disciples. Everyone seemed to have forgotten the words of faith spoken by their beloved Rabbi. The woman to whom the question was asked, was filled with great sorrow and mourning. Indeed a great sorrow that their most Loved One faced such an enormous tribulation before His death. Their Hope was changed into fear and confusion. Even being a believer, I had often forgotten and neglected the word of God and His eternal promises in my temptations. My Faith was upside down in such times. And I used to ask myself, “Am I the same who had loved my Lord?”, “Am I the one really deserving of His awesome promises?”,, “Am I truly a Christian?” Unlike other disciples, Mary Magdalene was very distinct. She had loved the Lord so much, which we can observe from the way she expressed her mourning. She went to the Tomb so early to see her Lord, while others feared and stayed away. No matter what the measure of her faith is, her love for the Lord endured and it surpassed her fears. (Refer 1 John 4:18). When I move away from the Lord to do what pleases me more, the first thing I lose is my peace that He had given. As the word says “A person’s own folly leads to their ruin, yet their heart rages against the Lord”.(Proverbs 19:3), I used to murmur in my mind. When I think deeper, what might be the possible cause of this situation is the lack of true love for My Creator, the Lover of My soul. I know that I cannot love more than what He did to me but, He said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind.” The poor widow did not give more or never boasted about what she had given, but the Lord vindicated that she gave all that she had. In another occasion, such a kind of offering was also said of a woman who poured the rich perfume on the feet of the Lord which resembled total surrender through love. The Lord declared this in delight to the people around Him. When I make a decision to love Jesus deeply, I will be able to overcome the temptations the world offers. His love does not fail and so does the decision made on His unfailing love. His Deep Love is above all understanding and it can only be felt and realised. We have many kinds of love in this world, but no love can match the love of ChristThe person who asked the question to the woman is the ultimate answer to the question. When He is there beside us, the weeping and mourning becomes nothing. That is why he questioned Mary Magdalene as such. If really Christ Jesus is all we seek (Refer Matthew 6:33), we have all we need (Refer John 14:8). Nothing we desire can be compared with Him. (Refer Proverbs 8:11) If we just realise His Deep love, we will love Him back with all our hearts and He will carry us through. May the Spirit of the Lord lead us to realise the Deep Love of Jesus.