Rabboni - Poem by Royston Allen
'Why do you look for Jesus here amongst the dead'
These were the words that the angels to Mary said.
Later in the garden she heard Him call her name
and turning round “Rabboni, ” was her refrain.
The voice that she thought she would never hear again
came speaking to her from the grave so clear and plain.
There before her in resurrection victory
stood her Lord, untouchable but alive was He.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
He asked her, 'Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for? '
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, 'Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.'
Jesus said to her, 'Mary.'
She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, 'Rabboni! ' (which means 'Teacher') .
Jesus said, 'Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.''
Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: 'I have seen the Lord! ' And she told them that he had said these things to her.
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