Mary and the other women bought their aromas and headed towards the tomb of Jesus. They had a mission, a purpose. But there was a lot of uncertainty. How were they going to roll away the stone?
On Good Friday this year, the church was completely packed, and I somehow found myself sitting in the very front of the pews. I’m one of those Catholics that has “my row” that I tend to sit in every single week, so to change that up with a new perspective was a little different for me.
In these Easter proclamations, Mary, the disciples, and Thomas all have a personal encounter with the risen Jesus Christ, which causes faith in Him as the risen Lord.
There He goes, carrying His cross, on His way to Calvary. We watch as He goes by, but nobody really wants to look. It makes us uncomfortable.
The Romans were in it up to their eyeballs. We tend to forget that. Two groups had Jesus executed: the Jewish religious leaders and the Roman political rulers.