Heartfelt and beautiful.

MindOfAnEmpath

Today is one of the most important days in Christianity, Easter. Before the egg hunts, hearty dinners, and chocolate bunnies, church leaders will give John’s account of what Christians believe to be the greatest event in human history. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The first witness to the Resurrection—as all four gospel writers agree—was a woman whose name and reputation have become so misunderstood, misinterpreted, and misconstrued over the centuries that she is more commonly, though erroneously, remembered as a prostitute than as the faithful first bearer of the Good News.

MaryMagdalene

Mary Magdalene at the Tomb by Bruce Wolfe

That woman is Mary of Magdala. Of the half-dozen Marys mentioned in the Bible, what sets this Mary apart is that Jesus cast seven demons out of her, (Luke 8:2-3) or as some scholars believe, physical and mental illnesses.  Mary Magdalene is named at least 12 times in the gospels, and not…

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