Our presence at this Eucharist is a witness to the communal dimension of our Christian faith—a reminder of our oneness in Christ and our fundamental incompleteness apart and separated from one another. Nevertheless, Mary Magdalene, alone and weeping outside the empty tomb expresses that other and personal dimension to our faith in Christ. Although we travel the spiritual journey together (and support and encourage one another along the way), there is also a unique, individual, solitary and lonely inner journey that each one of us has to undertake alone. This journey is indispensable for the healing and purification of our hearts, reflecting thereby our uniqueness as persons, and our personal spiritual histories. It requires a solid faith to not shy away from the uncertainties and anxieties of this solitary inward journey, that allows God’s saving grace to reach into the deepest and most personal regions of our hearts. The fruit of this difficult journey, as Mary Magdalene’s holy life illustrates, is that it enables a transforming encounter with the Risen Christ, that then propels us back from our solitary quest into the heart of the community where we too can say, I have seen the Lord!