Friday, 27th December, John, Apostle and Evangelist, Feast

John 20:1a, 2–8


Early on the first day of the week, while it was still
dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed
from the tomb. 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.” Then Peter and the other disciple set out
and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple
outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the
linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came,
following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there,
and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings
but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the
tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed.




How would I
respond to John’s invitation that it is not enough for us to believe, we must
spread the good news?  


Do I expect that sharing good news brings joy to the
sharer as well as to the receiver?