The Gospel reading presents the protagonists who wished to fulfill care for the body of the deceased. They were afraid of the severe and powerful soldiers who were standing guard over a closed tomb. Who would not have felt this fear? In spite of this fear, they go early in the morning to the tomb. It is a measure of their generosity, sense of duty and great love and respect for Jesus who had transformed their life. The disciples had hidden out of fear for their lives in the upper room. What does this say for each of the protagonists? Quite a surprise to say the least. You would have thought the male disciples would want to find out how everything had gone for their teacher. They would have then told the female disciples. Instead, it was the women who were commissioned to tell Peter and the other disciples of the great news of the Resurrection.

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