Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Called As A Witness (Easter Sunday, Mark 16: 1-8)

On the reality television show, "What Would You Do," everyday people are confronted with public ethical dilemmas. Do witnesses to profound events bear a responsibility to tell what they've seen? It's not easy being a witness. As meaning making creatures, we seek to interpret what we have seen or heard, applying the event to life. The early witnesses of Jesus' resurrection were faced with the reality of an empty tomb. In addition, they also what it would mean to tell others, face a political upheaval, doubts of what was seen, and what a living Jesus means to their lives. It makes perfect sense that they ran away afraid. What does it mean to us now that we've heard the witness? What would you do? It's only the beginning, as Mark tells his reader of this gospel.

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