Easter Sunday

‘Tell us, Mary, what did you see upon the way?’ [1]  The first thing, which Mary of Magdala saw, was that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb [2].  She thought, initially, that the grave had been robbed. ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb’, she said ‘and we don’t know here they have put him.’ [3]   Faith in the resurrection began, for Mary, with an experience of loss. The body of Christ had been stolen, it seemed. He had already been taken away by death...
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Peter Gallagher SJ shares the Easter joy behind the emptiness of the tomb.          At first Mary of Magdala is annoyed at what has happened. They have taken the Lord out of the tomb and we do not know where they have put him. We can share her irritation.  Our friend Jesus has been taken from us and there is no proper explanation. Uneasily we acknowledge our own part in what has happened. For the Son of God’s suffering and death we feel...