Love as Jesus and Mary Love

Dear brothers and sisters,

How is to love as Jesus and Mary love?

Mary Magdalene took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. (John 12:1-11).

This could be the last time Jesus and Mary met. Later Jesus died because Judas betrayed Jesus. Judas Iscariot was one of the twelve first-line apostles of Jesus Christ. 

How did Jesus feel when Mary Magdalene anointed Jesus?

Perhaps Jesus didn’t care how his feet felt although Jesus liked the aroma of nard. Jesus cared for Mary.

Mary bowed down at Jesus’ feet. She hid her face from Jesus. She hid her tears from Jesus.

Perhaps Mary didn’t care how Jesus’ feet were although she wiped his feet with her hair. She cared for Jesus.

Mary loved Jesus. Mary wanted to say to Jesus, “I love you. Please don’t go far away from me”. But she seemed too sorrow to say. Or she actually knew death was Jesus’ mission. Maybe Jesus had told Mary about his imminent death.

Jesus loved Mary. Jesus wanted to say to her, “I love you. Please don’t hold on to me”. But Jesus seemed too sorrow to say.

So Jesus and Mary didn’t seem to say a single word to each other but talked to each other a lot.

Jesus and Mary loved each other deeply.

So how to love as Jesus and Mary love?

Love with holy love.

(I wrote about Holy love here.

Holy love

Dear brothers and sisters,

What is a holy love?

When you gaze your lover as he is a saint, then you kneel at his feet and kiss his feet, kissing each of his toes, with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (Matthew 22:37-40), that is a holy love.

In a holy love, your lover is a saint and you are the faithful of the saint. You love your lover as you love a saint. You love him. Moreover, you worship him. He is your saint.

Kissing his feet is a way you say to him: “I love you. I love you so much. How can I show you know that I love you with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my mind, my dear?”

Let’s think about Mary Magdalene. She took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped Jesus’ feet with her hair. (John 12:1-11.)

In the Jewish society then, the others’ feet were the dirtiest things. So the washing the others’ feet was the lowliest task, even servants didn’t do. However Magdalene wiped Jesus’ feet with her hair. She kissed Jesus’ feet. She loved Jesus so much.

To Magdalene, Jesus was a saint and she was the faithful of the saint. She loved Jesus as she loved a saint. She loved Jesus with her holy love.

Dear brothers and sisters,

Love your lover with your holy love.

Have a holy day.

Love as Jesus and Mary. Love with holy love.

Have a love day.

Phạm Thu Hương

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