Mary Walters is a young single Christian woman caught up in an adulterous affair with a married man. She is experiencing high levels of guilt and condemnation. Like so many of us, she has yet to grasp the true significance of the cross.
Her mother is a devoted Christian woman who does not mince words when it comes to telling Mary the truth. Still, Mary feels trapped by her emotions for this man, but it is not love that keeps her bound but ignorance of what it means to be truly forgiven.
It is Easter, and Mary is on the verge of giving up on her faith, but it is God’s will to grant her a profound experience. Mary is transported to the past to walk in the shoes/sandals of Mary Magdalene.
I absolutely love this play and believe the message is relevant to so many people today. We often think the Kingdom of God is a community of saints, but, on the contrary, it is a community of sinners. “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
Let us be mindful of the expectations we place on each other. Our own righteousness is as “filthy rags.” We need to acknowledge, like Mary Walters, that Jesus is our only salvation and righteousness.