John – The Tomb
March 11, 2011
Mary Magdalene visits the tomb of Jesus with some others, saying, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” John and Peter go to visit the tomb, and John sees the state of the burial cloths and believes.
Mary sees two angels in the tomb, and Jesus reveals Himself to Mary, much like He reveals Himself to the apostles on the road to Emmaus. Jesus tells Mary not to hold onto Him, sending her to tell the apostles, whom He calls His brothers even as he has just risen from the dead. Jesus then visits the apostles, greets them with His peace, and with the Holy Spirit, gives them a commission to absolve people’s sins.