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The Resurrection of Our Lord, Easter Day, 1 April 2018

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The Sunday of the Passion, Palm Sunday, 25 March 2018
Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 I Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43 John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8


Background: The Women
In spite of what seems to be a derliberate effort to diminish the role of women in the Jesus movement, and their place among the disciples, the evangelists have preserved poignant roles for some of them both at the cross and at the tomb. There is a humanity that surrounds them both in their grief and in their fear. In spite of that there is a courage that dealt with a difficult resolution to the story. How many of us would have the pluck to announce such an outrageous conclusion to a tragedy that diminished our dreams and hopes? They, however, in spite of society’s expectations, and perhaps their own gender’s doubts, announced the improbable. They are good examples of what we need in our own day, giving us a model of tying our human need to the message of Jesus Christ. We need to rejoice that women …