Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church from the Gospel of Luke:
On the first day of the week, at the first sign of dawn, the women came to the tomb bringing the spices they had prepared. 2 They found the stone rolled back from the tomb; 3 but when they entered the tomb, they didn’t find the body of Jesus. 4 While they were still at a loss over what to think of this, two figures in dazzling garments stood beside them. 5 Terrified, the women bowed to the ground. The two said to them, “Why do you search for the Living One among the dead? 6 Jesus is not here; Christ has risen. Remember what Jesus said to you while still in Galilee—7 that the Chosen One must be delivered into the hands of sinners and be crucified, and on the third day would rise again.” 8 With this reminder, the words of Jesus came back to them. 9 When they had returned from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and the others. 10 The women were Mary of Magdala, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James. The other women with them also told the apostles, 11 but the story seemed like nonsense and they refused to believe them. 12 Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. He stooped down, but he could see nothing but the wrappings. So he went away, full of amazement at what had occurred.
This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God