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The faithful Magdalen

From the March 2024 issue of The Christian Science Journal

We probably will never know precisely
           what the seven devils were
           the Master had cast out those years ago.

Or if it had been she who brought the oil
          to Simon’s house, perfuming Jesus’ feet—
          feet washed with tears and dried with her own hair.
          That mystery remains a mystery. 

And yet
          we know she had been healed.
          We know she was at the cross.
          We know she wept and mourned that day.
          We know she came to see the sepulcher
                       and to anoint the body of the man
                       she knew had washed her sins away.

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