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...🌟🌟🌟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.
That woman is Mary of Magdala and, finally, her centuries-old case of mistaken identity is being rectified.
These female followers of Jesus—disciples, really—became central when everything started to fall apart. While others fled, the women were faithful, and they were led by Mary of Magdala.
“You can be sure that if it had been possible to eliminate those women who went out from the empty tomb, [the gospel writers] would have done it,” because of the prevailing attitude toward women in those times.
The transformation to penitent prostitute was sealed on Sept. 14, 1591, when Pope Gregory the Great gave a homily in Rome that pronounced that Mary Magdalene, Luke’s unnamed sinner, and Mary of Bethany were, indeed, the same person. Mary Magdalene’s reputation was deliberately altered to suppress women’s leadership in the church in those early centuries. Given the gospel accounts, her importance could not be denied—but her character could be changed to be less threatening.
the Eastern church took a different tack with Mary Magdalene. “They never fell for the prostitute fallacy,” “She is honored according to the biblical portrait.” A legend in the Eastern tradition has Mary of Magdala traveling to Rome and appearing before the court of Emperor Tiberius. When she tells Tiberius about Jesus’ death and Resurrection, he challenges her story, saying no one could rise from the dead any more than an egg in a dish on the table could turn red. With that, according to the legend, Mary picked up an egg and it turned bright red in her hand. To this day, icons of Mary Magdalene often depict her holding an egg, and Eastern Christians still color their Easter eggs a bright red. 💖 #loveandlight #mysticism #goodtoknow #christian #spirituality #feastday #live #marymagdalene
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And the Mars Retrograde and incoming Mercury Retrograde is definitely limiting our ability to do anything about this!! You can learn more about what Mars Retrograde means by referring to my past post about it (from a few weeks ago). You can expect an incoming post from me this week about Mercury Retrograde too.
Don’t make any major decisions for right now. Give it a few weeks. Think it over. Twice. Three times. Relax, take it easy, nurture yourself, and be gentle with your thoughts and feelings. Don’t be so hard on yourself, ok? You’re not crazy and nothing is wrong with the way you’re feeling right now. It’s your energy body (soul) responding to the Cosmic shifts. Remember: We are Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience. We are all One and everything is connected. There are no coincidences in life. I love you!! 💖✨
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