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When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary
the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might
go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week,
when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb.
They had been saying to one another, "Who will
roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?"
When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which
was very large, had already been rolled back. As they entered
the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting
on the right side; and they were alarmed.
But he said to them, "Do not be alarmed; you
are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been
raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him.
But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of
you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you."
So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror
and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone,
for they were afraid.
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Mark reports that the Marys were headed for the surprise of their lives
... to find that Jesus had risen, and to know for certain in their hearts that he
was the Christ. The resurrection is a central belief of Christianity, although probably not as important as what Jesus was trying to teach us about a loving God.
However, here it is used as a witness to Jesus' ministry, teachings and identity. It allows
us to have a relationship a loving God because Jesus taught us how. May
we make it a close one!
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