Perseverance gives good works their authority. Mary Magdalene was steadfast in her love for the Lord. Even death could not dispel her hope.
A steadfast spirit is attractive – it invites others to inquire and to see and to believe. Such faithful witness is at the heart of Christian discipleship.
Dear Jesus, you are loved because the Father loves you. I am loved because you love me. When you call me by name, I know that your love is real.