More Resurrection-y.

After something big happens, we're used to seeing it again.  Like with instant replay, repeating it helps us sort out what really happened. 

Looking at it that way, the readings for the Sunday after Easter are kind of odd.  Only the Gospel says anything about the Resurrection.  But even its focus is more on reactions to the Resurrection than on the Resurrection itself. 

Easter is the biggest of the big things that happen in church.  And this is the immediate aftermath of the Resurrection.  So why aren't the readings more Resurrection-y? 

Because we already know what really happened, we don't need to see it again.  And the point of the readings?  To see the reactions to something so important that it doesn't need an instant replay.  To see it get personal.   

More on this tomorrow.