Easter Sunday, Year C
Scripture: Luke 24:1-12
“Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.” An astounding discovery! The Easter news was spread to all who would listen. The disciples told people, who in turn, told people, and to this day, we hear the message — a message of weeping and then of joy that comes with the morning of a new day. We too like the disciples weep and then delight in the joy bursting forth in us. We too are called to bring this message with our lives, and, if necessary, with words, to those who have not yet heard it.
With the Passover completed, the women now come to the tomb to humbly do their work: the broken body of Jesus for burial. They bring the appropriate ointments and spices and their aching hearts. The stone they had worried about trying to move has been rolled away. But where is the body? Jesus, no longer confined to his body, is now fully free.