Mary Magdalene

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1. Why might Mary Magdalene and the woman with the issue of blood be considered outcasts? [2]
Mary Magdalene might be considered an outcast because she was a prostitute and the woman with the issue of blood suffered from severe bleeding for 12 years with no cure to be found. 2. Describe Jesus’ encounter with Mary Magdalene. [4]

When Jesus was at the house of Simon’s, Mary Magdalene came to Him with an alabaster jar filled with an expensive perfume which she poured onto His head. 3. What was the disciples’ reaction to the Mary’s actions? [3] The disciples got angry asking why all of the waste, the perfume could’ve been sold for a large amount and money given to the poor. 4. What was Jesus’ response to those assembled? [3]

Jesus turned to them and asked “why are you bothering this woman? It is a fine and beautiful thing that she has done for me. You will always have poor people with you, but you will not always have me. What she did was to pour this perfume on my body to get me ready for burial. Now, I assure you that wherever this gospel is preached all over the world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.” 5. Discuss the probable way of life experienced by the woman with the issue of blood. [2]

After being considered unclean, she would have been put apart from everyone else. Nobody would be able to come into contact with a woman that bled for 12 years or else they would also be considered unclean until they wash their clothes and bathe in water. Her life should’ve been a drastic one.

6. List three facts about the woman with the issue of blood. [3]

-She bled for 12 years.
-She wanted to be healed.
-She spent all her money on doctors

7. Relate this woman’s act of faith. [3]

The faith of this woman was so strong and intense that when she encountered Jesus, she had only hoped to touch Jesus’ cloak and her issue of blood ceased. Her faith was so burly, Jesus felt the power went out of him that very instant she...
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