April 04, 2021 | by Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shares a message for Easter Sunday grounded in Mark 16:1-8 in which she invites us to celebrate the resurrection of Christ, even as we find ourselves in a time of both terror and amazement.
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Brothers, Sisters, Family, Friends,
Blessed Easter Sunday 2021 to all of you!
Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed!
Thank you for spending Holy Week with me wondering about the amazing faithful presence of God with us.
And here we are together on Easter Sunday!
The Gospel According to Mark has been our help as we have wondered. Today is no exception. Hear the word of witness from generation to generation all the way to this Easter Sunday.
In the 16th chapter of Mark we find the faithful story……
16 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” 4 When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.” 8 So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.[a]And all that had been commanded them they told briefly to those around Peter. And afterward Jesus himself sent out through them, from east to west, the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation. [b]
Mark 16:1-8 NRSV
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño is Resident Bishop of the California-Nevada Conference of The United Methodist Church.