Christ is Risen !
1-2 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 dont know where
they have put him!
11 Now 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 dont know where they have put him.
14 At this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing
there, but she did not realise that it was Jesus. He asked her, Woman,
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.
16 Jesus said to her, Mary. She turned
towards him and cried out in Aramaic, Rabboni! (which
means Teacher). Jesus said, Do not hold on to
me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my
brothers and tell them, I am ascending to my Father and your
Father, to my God and your God.
18 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.
John 20: 1,2, 11 - 18
A Very Happy Easter
to all our readers!