From time to time you run across a posting that just says so much...and this is one of those. Not written by me...but most definitely something I will read more than once!
"I think Mary would not shy away from naming the darkness and despair
of an event like Friday’s massacre. She was familiar with darkness
after all– Luke tells us that it is from Mary Magdalen that Jesus cast
out 7 demons. Then having been freed from her demons she followed Jesus
and as the text tells us, even supported the ministry from her own
pocketbook. And at the end it was Mary Magdalen who did not deny Jesus
nor betray Jesus nor high tale it out when things got rough but she with
just a couple other faithful women stood at the cross. And after Jesus
died, it was Mary who came to his tomb, as we are told, while it was
My Bishop Allan Bjornberg once said that the Greatest
spiritual practice isn’t yoga or praying the hours or living in
intentional poverty although these are all beautiful in their own way.
The greatest spiritual practice is just showing up.
And in some ways Mary Magdalen is like, the patron saint of just showing up."
The rest is here: Sarcastic Lutheran