Jesus appeared to many other people. Many writers, from the early Fathers of the Church to Ignatius Loyola, could not imagine that our Lord did not appear to his beloved mother. Some might argue that it is a spiritual and psychological necessity; others might propound simple, supernatural good sense. Either way it is a personal and intimate moment as mother and child, who somehow are also creature and creator, come together and are reunited.
We who are later witnesses to that greater joy, are reminded that our own joy is not solitary, not unique, not even deserved. It is part of a greater gift, and all creation will find its place in it.
Prayer: “Thank you for appearing in my life.”