How do we know what really happened today?
If your church read from St. Mark’s Gospel, like mine did, the last word of the Easter story recorded there is “and they said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.” Did you stop and wonder? How did anyone find out if those who found the tomb empty never told?
This may seem like a silly thing to worry about, but I think it of great importance. While we may wonder how the message originally spread, we know, deep down, how it SHOULD have. Someone should have told. They should have shared what they saw. Sharing and telling are the only way that this kind of Good News spreads.
And I think that’s the whole point.
It seems pretty obvious to me that someone must have said something at some point. But rather than simply leaving the the story there, I think we should channel the unease we feel into our own sense of urgency to share what we have seen. Yes, someone should say something, maybe that someone should be me.
Friends, on the Easter, share something of the Good News as you have found it with someone who might not have heard it before. Shoot. Share it with someone who you might think already knows but hasn’t heard it from you. This is the only way that this kind of news spreads.