Mary from the Bible. She had seven demons cast out of her but she was the one Jesus appeared to first after his resurrection and she was the one that loved much. She was willing to risk her reputation and didn’t care what people thought when she washed his feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. She knew she wasn’t welcome in the house where they were reclining for dinner that evening, but she came and anointed him with the costly perfume and prepared his body for what was coming next. She was the one that was unworthy and unwanted but she was the one who loved much and didn’t let anything keep her back from worshiping the Lord.
When they all ran away, she stood at the cross and watched as they crucified Christ. She didn’t turn away, but there was nothing she could do but stand there for him as he was betrayed and beaten and mocked and murdered by the very people that He came to save by teaching them first about God’s good news that was at the time of its fulfillment. She is the one who showed more love than any of the others who were with Jesus. She wasn’t given a place as one of his 12 disciples that were to go on to great glory and awesome reward after their ministry on earth, but she would have done anything for him and she was willing to sit at his feet and listen when her sister was demanding that she get up and help with the cooking and work of serving the people. Jesus was her only priority and she would have given anything for him. She loved much.