From Witless to Witness
Have you ever approached someone and asked, “Where are you buried?” Mary Magdalene has asked the most likely question of greatest cluelessness possible. Granted, Mary did not know yet that she was actually talking to Jesus. Jesus looked like a gardener; we gardeners like that.
She turned away with discouragement. Then she heard her name in a voice she knew! “Jesus said to her, ‘Mary’” (John 20:16). Her world, the whole world changed when she heard her name. She was changed from witless to witness, “Go to my brothers and tell them” (John 20:17).
Jesus knows his flock and calls them by name (John 10:3). In that verse he looks like a shepherd. We too are changed when Jesus calls our name. From witless to witness!