Jesus and Mary M conversing over a campfire ...
Mary: If I were a man I would be your most loyal disciple.
Jesus: Those who speak for me are my disciples.
- from the movie Jesus
Tomorrow is the feast day of Mary Magdalene. I like her, in part, I think, because she's been wrongly portrayed as a prostitute for so long (thanks to Pope Greg), and because she didn't have the family-in with Jesus that Martha and Mary had .... I wonder if she wondered how Jesus felt about her. Maybe she found out when she was the first to see him resurrected.
If you want to learn more about her, you can listen to Duke NT professor Mark Goodacre's podcast - Mary Magdalene: the first Woman Apostle