The Creation, The Flood, The Red Sea,
God Satisfies all Things, The Dry Bones,
The Fiery Furnace
I wonder what it felt like when Jesus said, “Mary.” Mary Magdalene was a disciple of Jesus, one of the most faithful, who accompanied him even to the cross. That’s something Peter never could say. She was once possessed by seven demons at the same time, which Jesus cast out of her. She was tortured, then set free by Jesus, followed him, then watched him die. She came to honor his body, to embalm it, to say goodbye to the one who freed her, who helped her become a person again. It’s hard to imagine a deeper connection to a person than the one Mary Magdalene had with Jesus—until he sees her weeping in the garden and says her name.