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Matthew 28:1-10. The Resurrection 21 Dec 2023

Mat 28:1 After the Sabbath, and towards dawn on the first day of the week,
Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to visit the sepulcher.
2 And suddenly there was a violent earthquake,
for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven,
came and rolled away the stone and sat on it.
3 His face was like lightning, his robe white as snow.
4 The guards were so shaken by fear of him
that they were like dead men.
5 But the angel spoke; and he said to the women,
'There is no need for you to be afraid.
I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
6 He is not here, for he has risen, as he said he would.
Come and see the place where he lay,
7 then go quickly and tell his disciples,
"He has risen from the dead
and now he is going ahead of you to Galilee;
that is where you will see him."
Look! I have told you.'
8 Filled with awe and great joy
the women came quickly away from the tomb
and ran to tell his disciples.
9 And suddenly, coming to meet them, was Jesus.
'Greetings,' he said.
And the women came up to him and, clasping his feet,
they did him homage.
10 Then Jesus said to them,
'Do not be afraid;
go and tell my brothers that they must leave for Galilee;
there they will see me.'

Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.

The angel likes to speak to women. Jesus speaks to the women. I assume that those women prayed and expected answers.

The women went out to tell the disciples. Jesus directs his brothers to Galilee. From verse 16 we can conclude that Jesus brothers are actually his disciples.


Jesus, thank you for women listening to you.

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