John 20.1-9

‘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...
I have risen and I am with you still [1].   Jesus Christ has risen from the dead and is with us.  He continues his mission to bring us to the Father.  The resurrection leads us to God.   The stone was rolled away and the way, the truth and the life emerged.  The grave-clothes were abandoned and there was a clothing in glory.  Jesus, glorified, is present to us, guiding us towards the eternal life which he has inaugurated. His triumph over sin and death he...