In the New Testament, one prominent follower of Jesus Christ had been Mary Magdalene.
Essentially, through the centuries she has represented the dictum of Christianity to forgive the sinner. Some identified her as a prostitute.
Usually religious and spiritual organizations don't incorporate Mary Magdalene in their services. The branding that biblical character has been mostly as a symbol of Jesus' mercy.
Today during the service at the Unitarian Church service in Youngstown, Ohio, that symbolism was expanded exponentially.
Rev. Matt Alspaugh introduced a former drug addict who also had been a prostitute. Briefly she spoke about her journey of becoming whole. That was peripheral.
What she did was go way beyond individual redemption. She gave a gift to the congregation. That was her solo song.
Recovery itself is, of course, just the toddler steps towards leveraging suffering to bring fresh hope and joy to the world. Today, we bore witness to how that happens in an ordinary life.
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