“The Magdalene’s Gift” by Ruth Councell.
At this moment nothing else mattered. Familiar with little sense of worth and overwhelmed with the journey to find forgiveness — she entered the home and embraced the One who had changed her world forever. Her gift in return was all she had — her tears, her precious oils and her own self — all offered to a man, a healer — one who brought her the gifts of worth and forgiveness.
Images such as these are icons for our own prayers as we seek humility and grace. The question remains — do we speak of our gratitude or do we act upon it? I share this link with you, may it offer you a way to reflect on this question.