When the sabbath was over, Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices with which to go and anoint him. And very early in the morning on the first day of the week they went to the tomb, just as the sun was rising.
They had been saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’ But when they looked they could see that the stone – which was very big – had already been rolled back. On entering the tomb they saw a young man in a white robe seated on the right-hand side, and they were struck with amazement. But he said to them, ‘There is no need for alarm. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he has risen, he is not here. See, here is the place where they laid him. But you must go and tell his disciples and Peter, “He is going before you to Galilee; it is there you will see him, just as he told you.”’
Alternative Gospel for Easter Day
Are we looking for Jesus of Nazareth?
We are not going to find him in the tomb that is empty.
We do not need to go to Galilee.
We will find him in those who live around us, and especially in those who are in need of the compassion and mercy of God, and us…
Fresco, Trocadero Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris. (c) 2011, Allen Morris.