Now after Jesus rose, early on the first
day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out
seven demons. She went out and told those who had been with him, while they
were mourning and weeping. But when they heard that he was alive and had been
seen by her, they would not believe it. After this he appeared in another form
to two of them, as they were walking into the country. And they went back and told
the rest, but they did not believe them. Later he appeared to the eleven
themselves as they were sitting at the table; and he upbraided them for their
lack of faith and stubbornness, because they had not believed those who saw him
after he had risen. And he said to them, "Go into all the world and
proclaim the good news to the whole creation."
Do I receive the message of Easter
immediately or wholeheartedly?
Jesus invites me to a fullness of faith, am
I still stubborn and reluctant to trust him?