Usually, we leave Easter Day and go on with our lives at work and school and other activities. This year, we have the opportunity to spend some time with the rest of the Resurrection story.
Is this piece familiar to you? Look closely at how Jesus is depicted! Then read the lesson appointed for today. Does it remind you of the world as it still is? If you are looking for a Bible study that is easy to follow, check out The Good Book Club. It will see you through the Great Fifty Days of Easter.
The Holy Gospel Matthew 28:9-15
Jesus met Mary Magdalene and the other Mary and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” While they were going, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests everything that had happened. After the priests had assembled with the elders, they devised a plan to give a large sum of money to the soldiers, telling them, “You must say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ If this comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story is still told among the Jews to this day.
Christ and St. Mary Magdalene at the Tomb
Rembrandt van Rijn (1638)