bring your own beer (and some earplugs)
He’s made of triangles; my eye loves the shape of him.
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oh good lord.
Colin de Coter, The Mourning Mary Magdalene, 1500-1504
Who is Mary Magdalene?
Many have cast her as a harlot, or secret lover, or the wife of Jesus, but there is no Scriptural evidence for this. If you read all four Gospels closely, it is clear: she is a devoted disciple and a steadfast friend to Jesus. Mary stays with him when everything falls apart, when almost everyone else has deserted him— she remains even during his slow and agonizing death on a cross. Heartbroken, she returns to the burial site to properly care for his corpse, but finds the tomb empty. In one account of the empty tomb, she sees a man there, whom she assumes to be a gardener. It’s not until she hears him say, “Mary” —that suddenly she recognizes the man as Jesus. Her surprised response illuminates their relationship: “Rabboni" (Teacher).
Today, as we celebrate Mary Magdalene’s feast day, we also celebrate soul-friends who are there for us in good times and in difficulties. To have such a friend is a blessing beyond measure. If you are still waiting, I pray that God puts a true friend on your path very soon.
quiet & peace infuse this place after the contemplative eucharist tonight
Queen Anne’s Lace: so beautiful just before it fully opens