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March 22, 2005

Volume 122, Issue #6


No time to linger: John 20:1-18

Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb. Dark. First light. Dawn. A few minutes of extraordinary encounter. This scene at the tomb of Jesus bestows a supreme gift upon the beloved of God. Time and place and character unfold and then reveal a threshold through which the hearer of the word may enter. Here, as in an icon, you experience Mary’s transformation from desolation to animation, from inertia to action.

Easter 2 (John 20:19-31)

Here’s how I came to know the real Cousin Thomas.

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