If Jesus were to disregard the behaviors of a prostitute in the process of
attraction to a kindred soul, who else may he also befriend and empower without
regard to past transgressions? ..With knowledge of the connotations associated
with the term, Jesus would likely have been quick to point out that- in matters of
love- there is little of the past relevant to regard in the present. Perhaps he was
one who insisted only that those in his company hurt not themselves as it is
unnecessary suffering all sensitive people seek to console and relieve through
Perhaps it is within the relation of Mary Magdalene and Jesus
where the notion of unconditional regard emerged in pure form.
It is within this relationship the missing component to modern
religion can be found as the lessons taught relevant to the
pursuit of shared beauty are equally reliant upon both the ability
to receive and extend.
An unconditional regard for ‘all’ considers not the accumulated moral judgments ascribed to
individuals or perceived groups- choosing only to enjoy the fellowship of the moment with hope
of more to follow. Consideration without stipulation makes any two vulnerable to the purest love
when romance inexplicably converges...
There was little choice for either...
little room for conscious decision.
It was a gift from all Creation
to which any 2 individuals
can only be credited with the wisdom of accepting.
The moral resume of either Mary or Jesus would have no relevance upon the regard
they had for one another in the then-present. Within the context of contemporary moral
codes of the time it would have been taboo for either to do as they did in merely having
one another as companion. Jesus would have been viewed as ‘transgressor by
association’ representing no less the offense then the perceived transgressions
perceived existing in the person of Mary.
A LOVE STORY
Perhaps Jesus did proceed through life with absolute celibacy and full adherence to all
other measures of ‘perfection’…this so he could show us how to live? He then volunteered
for a violent death in order to bring us the joy of ‘salvation’?
Perhaps we exercise free-will when we choose the version to which we endorse.