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Our Easter Gospel readings may leave us surprisingly disappointed. As we go to the garden to celebrate the first day of the new creation, these narratives leave us disoriented in the ambiguous land of an open tomb.

The closest we get to Easter faith is the statement that the beloved disciple saw and believed something: The Gospel does not tell us what he believed and adds that neither he nor the others understood the scriptural teaching that Jesus "had to rise from the dead." These two Gospel fragments are almost as unsatisfactory as the original ending of Mark's Gospel, which said that the women who had seen the angels went away and said nothing to anyone because they were afraid.

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