Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the historic one-year lectionary.
The day of resurrection had to be the most surreal day ever. The band of apostles and the others with them had suffered a week of expecting immediate Messianic overthrow of tyranny, the arrest of Jesus by a substantial group of soldiers, his condemnation and execution, the death of Judas, and the shattering of their hopes. Now, not remembering or believing Jesus' promises to rise from the dead, they find the tomb empty, some women having apparent hallucinations, and still no overthrow.
What do they make of it? We should be slow to condemn their unbelief. After all, Jesus had done the impossible. They would not expect that.
In the end, though, it took at least until the appearance of Jesus in a room where the apostles had locked themselves in, before they started to believe it was true.
Jesus rose from the dead. He remains the Lord of life.
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