Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Read Luke 24:1-12
Monday, April 17, 2017

The women return to the disciples and tell them what they have heard and seen.  Unlike in other gospel accounts, we don’t know if they ran back or took their time.  We don’t know what they actually believed. 
We don’t know what they said, but the disciples thought their words were nonsense.  In other translations, they say they regarded their message as an idle tale.  Luke uses the Greek word leros, which is more closely translated as “delirious.”  The disciples thought the women were crazy and uttering nonsense. 
How do you respond when you hear the impossible?  Do you think that it sounds crazy? 
How do you respond when your perceived world order is turned up-side-down?  When the outcome is totally unexpected?
What happens when you are preparing for a funeral and instead you receive resurrection?

Prayer:  God, breathe resurrection in all of the dead spaces in my life.  In my refusal to let go and move forward, in my moments of holding tightly onto grudges rather than grace, in my moments where I find more comfort in staying put rather than allowing you to guide me to joy and growth.  Amen.

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