Mary - Much Forgiven

A Mary Magdalene Monologue
by Tricia Robertson


Mary Magdelene shares the story of Easter from one who was forgiven and loved.




(Mary Magdalene stands before empty tomb.)

MARY MAGDELENE: "She who has been forgiven much, loves much."  Yes, those
words of my Lord are true.  What I would be? Where I would be, had He not
found me? God only knows. He looked at me and saw more than what was on the
outside. Not a woman, not a gentile, not a sinner-but saw right down into my
heart.  And it was a heart that was aching with an emptiness no hunger can
describe.  A heart full of the pain of the past with no hope for the future.
But one look in His eyes and I knew.  I knew I was forgiven, I was loved.
And that-deep down to the core of my being-I would never be empty again.

Is it any wonder, then, that I followed Him with joy.  No mere Jewish rabbi
would teach with such authority and love-not to mention let women sit at His
feet.  My whole life opened up before me.  And then, His life-that most
beautiful, precious life-was taken.

Is it any wonder I stayed by Him-followed him with tears to the cross and to
His grave, even when His disciples-all but one-had fled.  And now, this
morning I came just to be near Him, and they have taken Him again!  They
have taken my Lord and I don't know which is emptier-my heart or this tomb.

(Mary stays weeping before tomb while song [as from her heart] is sung).

Song: "I Don't Want to Go" (written by Jess Cates & Yancy (c)2001, recorded by Avalon, Sparrow Records (c)2001)

(Light glows from the tomb)

ANGEL: (Off stage) "Why are you crying?"

MARY:  Because they have taken away my Lord, and I don't know where they
have put Him.

(Mary glances over her shoulder and sees Jesus standing behind her, all in

JESUS:  Why are you crying?  Who are you looking for?

MARY:  Sir, if you have taken Him away, tell me where you have put Him, and
I will go and get Him.

JESUS: Mary!

Mary: (Recognizing Him) Master! (runs and falls at his feet, trying to
touch them)

JESUS:  Don't cling to me, for I haven't yet ascended to the Father.  But go
find my brothers and tell them that I am ascending to my Father and your
Father, my God and your God.

(Jesus disappears back into the shadows).

MARY: (witnessing to crowd (audience)): I have seen the Lord!  He is alive!
And He will live in my heart forever!


Copyright 2002 by Tricia Robertson except for lyrics as written above.
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