MARY of Magdala was known to all as "The
Sinner." She felt deep sorrow for her sins. She went to dinner that
Jesus was invited to and she washed His feet with her tears, dried them
with her hair, and poured rich perfume upon them.
Simon, who invited Jesus, was thinking: "If this
man is a prophet, He would know who this woman is."
Jesus said to him, "I came into your house and
you did not give Me water to wash My feet, but this woman washed My feet
with her tears and wiped them with her hair. Her many sins are forgiven
because she has loved Me very much."
Then Jesus said to Mary, "Your sins are forgiven.
Your faith saved you. Go in peace."
Because Mary Magdalen was thankful, she followed
Jesus everywhere and helped Him in His needs.
After His Resurrection, our Lord appeared to
her first and said, "Mary."
She answered, "My Master!"
O God, it was St. Mary Magdalen before
all others that Your Son committed the message of Easter joy. Through her
intercession, may we proclaim Christ as our living Lord and one day contemplate
Him reigning in glory.
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