Life of Mary Magdalene - by H. Lacordaire
Concerning the First Anointing of Jesus by Mary of Bethany (also known as Mary Magdalene)
She had profaned everything and she could only present the ruins of herself before God. Thus she enters without saying a word and leaves in the same fashion. Repentant, she will not accuse herself before Him who knows everything; pardoned, she will express no words of gratitude. The entire mystery is in her heart, and her silence, which is an act of faith and of humility, is also the last effort of a soul that is overflowing and can do no more.