United States Conference of Secular institutes


Holy Saturday
Mark 16:1-7

Today we have listened to Mark’s account of the resurrection.  It is short and sweet, and straight to the point. Three women came to the tomb where Jesus was buried. The tomb is open and the body is not there. They are greeted by a young man in a white robe who tells them Jesus has been raised from the dead. The women flee from the grave in stark terror. At that point the story ends abruptly. I think this abbreviated version is very uniquely suited for you and me. Mark does not offer much evidence for the resurrection – just an empty tomb. All the other gospels tell of visual sightings and verbal communication and even physical contact with the risen Christ. You and I never experienced any of that. Our personal experience is more in line with the account of Mark. Because we also have only been told that Jesus is risen.   ALLELUIA!