Share your “highs” and your “lows” for the past week with each other.
16When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” 4When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. 5As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6But 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. 7But 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.” 8So 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.
What images or words or phrases speak particularly to you in this reading? If the women didn’t tell anyone, then how did everyone find out? Did they change their mind? It is a wonderful thing to ponder, especially, if you come to see that throughout the Gospel of Mark Jesus is continually telling the disciples to NOT saying anything about his deeds, and they DO TELL people. But here they are told to TELL and do not? What might this say to us in our lives of faith? Is it perhaps asking “what are we going to do?”
Special prayer requests: Pray for our nation and our world during this unprecedented time of Covid-19, especially those who have been affected and who are ill.
Bless each other by making the sign of the cross on each one’s forehead.