St. John’s Gospel 20:11-16But Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping. And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb and saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had been. And they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "They have taken my Lord, and I don't know where they laid him." When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there, but did not know it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?" She thought it was the gardener and said to him, "Sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you laid him, and I will take him." Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabbouni," which means Teacher.
…look back to Exodus and connect the dots…
Exodus 25 10-22
Have them make a chest of acacia wood--two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold moulding around it... And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover.
…look forward Hebrews and connect the dots…
Book of Hebrews 9:4,9This ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aaron's staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant... This is an illustration for the present time (symbolic for the present age).
The Blessed Mother is the New Ark of the Covenant and in her virginal womb and in the Tabernacle we see Jesus is really present, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity...
2. The gold jar containing the manna---a symbol of the Holy Eucharist, the gift of the Son. (Jesus is really present, the Bread of Life)
3. The rod of Aaron which blossomed---a symbol of the Fruit that flows from obedience, a gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church whose sanctity and truth is guarded by that same Holy Spirit. (Jesus is the Tree of Life).
Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio, SOLT
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* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for: Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas; St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael