This week we read the Easter story as told in Mark 16:1-8—a story in which there is no resurrected Jesus and the women run from the tomb in fear. We talk about how the sparseness of this Easter tale resonates with the reality of lived experience, in which the evidence for faith is often hard to come by. We think about the women’s experience at the tomb with its mixture of awe and fear, and wrestle with what to make of their silence. And we find that the story ultimately opens up toward us, as readers and people of faith, inviting us to meet Jesus in Galilee. Will we stay or will we go? That’s what we really want to know.
April 6, 2020