A way to live a mission in your work (paid or volunteer):

While you can expect to meet Jesus in your daily work, he will not appear in normal human form. 

Based on John 20:1-18 (see below)

Life App for Easter Day and the week of Easter, 4/1/18 to 4/7/18 

A way to live a mission in your daily work (paid or volunteer) based on John 20:1-18, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary, 4/1/18. 

While it was still dusk, Mary came to the tomb, and found the stone removed from it.  She said to Peter and the beloved disciple (who appears first at the Last Supper is never named by John) that Jesus’ body had been removed and taken to a place unknown to her.  The two ran to the tomb.  The beloved disciple got there first, looked in and saw the linens that had wrapped Jesus’ body, but did not go in.  When Peter arrived, he went into the tomb, he saw the linen wrappings, and the wrapping around Jesus’ head was rolled up in another place.  Then the beloved disciple went in, saw the linen wrappings, and believed Jesus had been raised from the dead.  His belief, however, is not based on scripture that he must rise from the dead.  The two returned home.

Mary stood outside the tomb weeping.  She looked into the tomb and saw two angels who asked why she was weeping.  She replied that the body had been stolen and taken to a place unknown to her.  Mary turned around and Jesus was standing there but she did not recognize him.  Jesus asked why she was weeping and who she was looking for.  Mary thought Jesus was the gardener and said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.”  Jesus said, “Mary!” and she said, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher).  Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father.   But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God’” Mary went to the disciples and said, “I have seen the Lord” and told what he had said to her.

A theme:  The risen Jesus appeared in a new form but one with enough elements to persuade Mary it was Jesus that she had seen and spoken with.

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