Let us place ourselves in Mary Magdalene’s shoes for a minute. We’ve all lost someone that we deeply loved. It could have been a parent, a friend or relative. Our heart and our life seems empty and we do not know how we will be able to endure this experience without a great effort on our part. In many ways Mary Magdalene was much like we were at the time we lost that person we deeply loved and missed at the time of their death, except the person she lost was whom she believed to be her Lord. We relive Jesus Passion, Death and Resurrection every year during Lent, but we are still removed from Mary’s first hand experience of losing Christ Jesus. Let’s face it, Mary was chosen by God to give witness to the saving grace of Christ Jesus.