In The Book of Margery Kempe, what sin manifested itself in Margery's appearance after her wits were recovered?

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In this particular part of the book, Margery's just had one of her many astonishing visions. After going out of her mind with hellish apparitions of the Devil and his minions, she suddenly experiences a vision of Christ sitting by her bedside bedecked in purple robes.

Gentle Jesus asks Margery...

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In this particular part of the book, Margery's just had one of her many astonishing visions. After going out of her mind with hellish apparitions of the Devil and his minions, she suddenly experiences a vision of Christ sitting by her bedside bedecked in purple robes.

Gentle Jesus asks Margery why she has forsaken him. For a time, it seemed that Margery had indeed forsaken the Son of God. When she was wracked by visions of the Devil, Margery desired all kinds of wickedness, wishing death upon herself, denying God, and slandering her loved ones.

But as soon as Jesus utters those words "Daughter, why have you forsaken me, and I never forsook you?" Margery is suddenly transformed. As Jesus slowly ascends back to Heaven, Margery is no longer agitated; she is calm and rational once more.

That's not to say that she's free from sin, however; she's far from it. For despite her visitation from Jesus, Margery is still overly attached to the things of this world. Still a proud woman with an overwhelming need to show off her wealth and social status, Margery cannot give up her obsession with wearing fancy clothes.

Even though she knows that many people criticize her for it, Margery insists on wearing a fashionable headdress of gold wire and mesh, not to mention chic hoods with slashed tippets. Clearly, Margery will have to experience a few more divine visions before she's finally able to put aside her extraordinary vanity.

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