It was the reading of Robert Wieland's description of Mary Magdalene that really opened my heart to the meaning of the gospel. As I listened to this simple, quiet, soft explanation of Mary's repsonse to Christ, I was moved once again. This indeed is the response that Christ sets forth for us as an appropriate response to the gospel. Are we a vile sinner once/(or still?) filled with seven devils that has been cleansed by Jesus or are we the comfortable disciples that are self-assured that they have the truth?