“When they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe.” (Mark 16:11)
While I write this reflection during Lent, I am reminded that it should be easier for me to believe. I have learned that Jesus was crucified, died and rose again. Jesus’ friends and acquaintances didn’t have historical references like we do today.
Even though I have knowledge of this information, am I ever in doubt? Yes I am, especially when I don’t understand why something bad has happened to that friend, personal acquaintance or local family. It is easy for me to become a doubter and sometimes very difficult to remember that my God is a loving God. He did, after all, send His only Son to be my Savior.
Jesus’ instructions later in the Gospel of Mark are, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.”
How far do we need to travel to share this Good News? I sometimes need to look in the mirror and remind the person looking back at me that I do believe and it is important to share this information with all with whom I come in contact.