Easter Day, Year B, 4/5/15: Monday: Prayer
Mark 16: 1–8
My first step on Monday is to pray through the text, typing it out phrase by phrase and sentence by sentence, reflecting and contemplating and meditating, noting words and phrases that seem to stand out because they are pregnant with meaning, they trigger thoughts or feelings for me, or call for more study. I have put those words and phrases in bold and made some brief comments about some of them that I want to reflect on or study further on Tuesday.
When the sabbath was over Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint Jesus.
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 of 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.