Last Sunday’s readings showed us reactions to the Resurrection. And they were all over the map.
The 2003 movie The Gospel of John has a great version of the moment when Mary Magdalene meets the risen Christ.
They talk. Jesus tells her to let the Apostles know that he is risen from the dead. And then there’s this lingering shot of her going to tell them, walking slowly in a daze.
She went to visit the tomb, and found it empty. Then (literally) ran into the person she saw die and get buried there. She doesn’t know what just happened.
Her honest, human reaction to the Resurrection? It’s is exactly what this Sunday’s readings are all about.
More on this tomorrow.