Despite confusion about the ending of this Gospel, Mark's Easter account is full of Good News. To disciples who had abandoned him and to Peter who had denied him, Jesus' word was, "I will meet you in Galilee. There we began together; there we will begin anew."
The unity of Christ's followers is not incidental to our salvation.
Faithful suffering has always been part of the calling for God’s people.
Paul refuses to let God become just another novelty.
I am more at home with the ashes of Lent than with the perfect lilies of Easter.