Saturday, January 9, 2010

Why the gardener?

At the end of John, Mary mistakes Jesus for a gardener.  Why?  Because Jesus is the second Adam and is resurrected in a garden.  Adam was a gardener and therefore Jesus appears to Mary as a gardener in a new Eden.  As Luther said (echoing Irenaeus), if sin began in a garden, it had to end in one also.

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