Mary Magdalene kneeling befor Christ

by JDA

Was He waiting for Magdalene or
was she waiting for Him?
It was all prophesied.
Even their love?
Love transcends prophesy.
What happened at Peter’s home?
She washed His feet with her perfumed hair.
Had I been there
I would have lifted her up
saying, “Don’t do that to
yourself!” explaining that no one
was worth that debasement.

But women see things, know
things, do things that are
beyond my comprehension.
And so it happened with or without

[image note: Filippino Lippi – Kneeling Saint Mary Magdalene and Standing Christ (creative commons)]