Mary Magdalene Isn’t Who You Think She Is
Today, in the Episcopal church, we celebrate the life of Mary Magdalene, a woman of controversy who lived a life of legendary proportions. But who was she really? And does it really matter?
Some say she was a prostitute, some say she was a virtuous woman her whole life. Was she the same woman who poured oil on Jesus’ feet? Did she present the first Easter egg to the Emperor Tiberius and was that story all it was cracked up to be? Was she married to Jesus? Did she write the Gospel of John? Does it really matter? Would Mary have us focus on the controversy of her life’s story or would she point the way to Jesus? If she wants to be remembered at all, would she want to be remembered for anything but her love?
Whatever your life story is, whatever sins you have committed or been accused of committing, whatever great deeds you have accomplished and whatever tales have great courage have been spun about you, does any of that matter? Isn’t your love your story?