Jesus was crucified. The disciples were devastated. It looked like all hope was lost. Literally.
But then Jesus began to appear to his followers. Yesterday, we discussed Jesus’ first appearance after his resurrection — to Mary Magdalene, out of whom “he had cast seven demons.”
Next he appeared to other women, including Salome and Mary, the mother of James. Like the other Mary, they had gone to visit the tomb. But when they got there, they discovered it empty and had this rather shocking conversation with an angel: