E35 – Mary, named Magdalena
“Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little. ”Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven. The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.“ (Luke VII, 47 – 50)
The Christ figure stands out because of its extremely masculine character. It is precisely the attitude that broadens this capacity. The woman from Magdala (Mary Magdalena) is feminine to the same extent. There is no prudishness or puritanism here. It is precisely because of this that the dismay of the Pharisees arises. The attitude of Jesus cannot be called weak or sweet. This one is as loose and sure as the gentlemen’s, hence their dogged and thoughtful wrath.
This work was made in Cocaraya (Bolivia) between the 1st of September and the 2nd of December 1936.