EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2012 – JOHN 20
What’s in a name? Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? Is the thing itself complete without its name? Is Mary Magdalene truly herself without her name? Ah, when you speak and think about people, names come to matter. They tell us about ourselves, our family, our history. And, most significantly, they are a window to relationship. To know a name – to have a relationship. Jesus was able to call out her Name – and she recognized him. She responded with the exclamation of relationship - Teacher!