Was nudged by my daughter in an afternoon nap dream today to report that during Christmas noon dinner with her and her Jewish husband and their half-Jewish children and a Christian woman friend of their children, the subject of men and women relations came up.
I asked them, if Mary Magdalene publicly washed Jesus’ feet with her tears and hair, and anointed his feet with precious ointment she scarce could afford, what did she wash and anoint him with when they were in private?
And, why did Jesus send Magdalene from the tomb to tell the men disciples she had seen him and he had told her to come to them with that news and that he would be with them soon? He sent Magdalene, instead of his mother or the other woman at the tomb, because he wanted to impress she was the most important person to him. The men disciples knew who she was to him.
My daughter said, some Jewish people say, since Jesus was Jewish and he probably was a rabbi, then he surely got married, and men jealous of Magdalene and her power made her out to be something she was not to discredit her.
In the Gospels, the disciples called Jesus, “Rabbi”.
I said it was Jewish men’s sacred duty to get married and have children, and Jesus and Magdalene told me they were married, and that not being in the New Testament caused a great deal of trouble on this planet.
I asked the Christian friend of my daughters if she had read the Letter to the Hebrews in the New Testament? No, she said. I said it is about initiation into the Melchizedek priesthood, in which Jesus is high priest. Most Bible scholars don’t know who wrote Hebrews. Jesus and Michael told me it was written by Magdalene anonymously, because it was known back then, that if her name was on it as the author, no man would read it.
I then asked, what about Paul, who was part of the Jewish priesthood when he was Saul? He never wrote that he was married and had children. He put women below men and put down sex. What was his thorn in the flesh that he twice asked God to remove and God did not remove it because it would make him stronger in God to have the thorn in the flesh?
Paul was gay?, the woman friend of my daughters asked. Yes, I said, and it didn’t matter to God, and that not being in the New Testament also caused a great deal of trouble on this planet.
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