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When you read these extracts, ask yourself the question: "When the
women went to the disciples to say them that the tomb was empty, did they know
why it was empty? Had they already seen the angel? Or did they don't know what
happened to Jesus' body?".
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went
to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she
came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and
said, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where
they have put him!" So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb.
Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb
first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not
go in. Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He
saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the burial cloth that had been
around Jesus' head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen.
Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He
saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had
to rise from the dead.) Then the disciples went back to their homes, but Mary
stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb
and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus' body had been, one at the head
and the other at the foot. They asked her, "Woman, why are you crying?".
"They have taken my Lord away," she said, "and I don't know where
they have put him." At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there,
but she did not realize that it was Jesus. "Woman," he said, "why
are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?". Thinking he was the
gardener, she said, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you
have put him, and I will get him." Jesus said to her, "Mary." She
turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, "Rabboni!" (which means
Teacher). Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to
the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my
Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' " Mary Magdalene went to
the disciples with the news: "I have seen the Lord!" And she told them
that he had said these things to her.
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the
spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away
from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord
Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that
gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed
down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you
look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!
Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of
Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the
third day be raised again.' " Then they remembered his words. When they
came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the
others. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others
with them who told this to the apostles. But they did not believe the women,
because their words seemed to them like nonsense. Peter, however, got up and
ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves,
and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome
bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body. Very early on the
first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb
and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance
of the tomb?" But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was
very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man
dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. "Don't
be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who
was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid
him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into
Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.' " Trembling and
bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to
anyone, because they were afraid.
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the
other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an
angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the
stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were
white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like
dead men. The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know
that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen,
just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and
tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into
Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you." So the women
hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his
disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They
came to him, clasped 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."
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