Mary Magdalene loved Jesus. She was one of the last ones hanging around after the crucifixion to see where they laid His body. She was the first one to the tomb on resurrection day. Her love made her stick with Jesus to the end and keep hoping there was a new beginning.
Mary also demonstrated her love when she poured the costly perfume on Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair.
Something tremendous had happened between Jesus and Mary. Our over-sexualized culture sees this relationship and assumes it must be sexual. There’s no way a man and a woman could love each other like this without a sexual component.
I find this to be sick as well as a total misunderstanding of how great it is to have your sins forgiven. Mary had seven devils in her and Jesus healed her, set her free and Mary’s life changed.
“To whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.” Realizing the depth of your sin and the depth of God’s grace is the impetus of a great love like Mary’s.