'God is like a mirror. The mirror never changes but everybody who looks at it sees something different.'~Harold Kushner
The image of a mirror is always helpful in explaining God in our lives. Everybody who looks into the mirror is going to see something completely different and so all our experiences of God are different. These vary from positive to negative, from no experience to a very moving experience. Our faith journey is a collection of all these different experiences. Each one is valued and respected. When all are put together they point to someone who is special, important and who brings meaning and direction to our lives. It doesn't mean we have all the answers but it does mean we have infinitely more than nothing at all. Today is the feast of Mary Magdalene. She was the first to witness the resurrection and if we look into her mirror today for inspiration we will not be disappointed. She was a constant companion and friend of Jesus. She and other women were faithful to him during times of crisis. Unlike the male disciples she did not become discouraged or abandon him. She felt loved, accepted and totally included as a friend of Jesus. She remains an inspiration for many today.