Feb 16, 2021, 16:33 PM
Title : 4/4
passage : Mark 16: 1-7.
passagePhrase : When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint him. Very early when the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb. They were saying to one another, “Who will roll back the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” When they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back; it was very large. On entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed. He said to them, “Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him. But go and tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you.’”
person : Winifred Morgan
personTitle : O.P., Professor Emerita of English
date : Apr 4, 2021, 00:00 AM
Mark’s narrative encapsulates the Christian message and provides our marching orders: Jesus died but has also risen; he goes before us. We are to follow. As the angel delivers it, the core of the message remains stark and startling. For believers it is also a bulwark against any evil. Not even death can prevail over Jesus. Furthermore, the angel calls us to action. We’re not asked if we’re adequate to the call, just to get going. We’re not asked to be the savior, just to follow him.
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