The Da Vinci Code Be Damned: A Typological Reading of Mary Magdalene
or The Gardener & His Beloved
Song of Solomon 3:1-5, 5:1-6:3 & John 20:1-18
But there are problems with Giotto di Bondone’s interpretation of this biblical story. He depicts the resurrected Christ as aloof, cold, as one who is onward and upward, leaving for higher concerns, one who cannot be held back by this woman. “Do not hold me” seems to mean “I’ve got more important things to do.” And Mary drops to her knees in tears longing for her beloved.
Read the entire meditation here.