When the sabbath was over,
and Mary the mother of James,
and Salome bought spices,
so that they might go and anoint Jesus’ body.
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 youth,
dressed in a white robe,
sitting on the right side;
and they were alarmed.
6But the youth said to them,
“Do not be alarmed;
you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth,
who was crucified.
Jesus has been raised and is not here.
Look, there is the place they laid the body.
7But go, tell the disciples and Peter
that Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee;
there you will see them, just as Jesus 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.
Queeries for the text:
Where are the men? (cn: gender binary in article)
Why is Jesus going ahead to Galilee?
Why isn't Peter included as a disciple?
How can followers of Christ spend so much time with Jesus and just keep getting worse at discipleship?
What other Good News do we flee from?
What are your queeries?