JOHN 20: 01–10
Easter Sunday 1, Years A, B, C, Morning Mass
Mary Magdalene Arrives at Tomb
1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Mag’dalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
She Informs Peter and Other Disciple
2 So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”
Other Disciple Arrives First
3 Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. 4 They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; 5 and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in.
Simon Peter Enters Tomb
6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying, 7 and the napkin, which had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself.
Other Disciple Enters Tomb
8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9 for as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.
Disciples Return Home
10 Then the disciples went back to their homes.
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THE PASSION ACCORDING TO LUKE
Each week you receive TEA — Text, Explanation and Application. This week the text alone would extend over five pages and the explanation would be much more. So I decided not to send “TEA” as such but a way of reading and listening to the Passion by Luke. This is what I did last year also when I gave a commentary on Mark’s way of stressing the Passion.
Each of the four evangelists has his own distinctive way of presenting the Passion Narrative, and, indeed, other narratives as well. This is normal in everyday communication; we all add our own characteristic and personal insights. The beauty of this is that we get a much fuller understanding of the text.
Obviously Jesus is central to the Passion, Death and Burial scenes. He is presented as an innocent martyr, the suffering servant of Isaiah who is filled with compassion. We will look at these.