She, Mary Magdalene and every woman, is the Holy Spirit, or Holy Breath, that carries the Light to all! Not because of her gender, but Her mystical, spiritual awareness. Both men and women can be either aware or unaware. However, I believe souls incarnate as women because they have something specific to carry and birth in this lifetime. Their purpose dictates their gender, and not the other way around. Yet for women raised traditionally and now overcoming gender stereotypes, it can be a comfort to know that we, too, bring Good News to others.
Thou, sharing in the awful doom,
Didst help thy Lord to die;
Then, weeping o’er his empty tomb,
Didst hear him Mary cry.
He stands in haste; he cannot stop;
Home to his God he fares:
‘Go tell my brothers I go up
To my Father, mine and theirs.’
Run, Mary! lift thy heavenly voice;
Cry, cry, and heed not how;
Make all the new-risen world rejoice-
Its first apostle thou!”
― George MacDonald
Quote Source: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/easter