i saw an interesting topic at Yahoo answers on John 20:17.
Actually i was about to post on the same topic.
After the resurrection Jesus said to mary Magdalene: Do not cling to me.
what does it mean?
For me it signifies a lot.
It should have been an important moment in her discipleship.
A discipleship of marurity.
Jesus prepares her for a life of witness, and not of dependence.
Her first encounter with Jesus, turns her towards Jesus himself.
And this encounter prepares here for a life of witness and faith.
also...it is a lesson that teaches us about the growth relationships