Monday, 23 July 2012
22nd July 2012 Luke 8.1-3
Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their resources.
Today is the celebration of Mary Magdalene. And this is where we 'meet' her; it's not much of an introduction is it? Seven demons had been sent from her by Jesus; that is all we know. But we also know that she was a trusted friend of Jesus, possibly a disciple; and that she was with him to the end and on his resurrection. A woman well worry celebrating.