Between the Lines: Easter Sunday: April 8, 2012

Text:  Mark 16:1-8

Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.

Panorama from Har Ari in the Galilee looking s...

Panorama from Har Ari in the Galilee looking southwards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What is Galilee to Peter and the disciples? What might it mean for them to return to Galilee after all they have seen and done in Jerusalem during these past weeks? Why might it be important for Jesus to meet them in Galilee, rather than here in Jerusalem?

What do you know about returning to a place after something has happened to shake up your world? What is comforting about the return? What is unsettling? How did the change in you affect how you saw what had once been familiar?

– Andy Kille


“Between the Lines” is excerpted from BibleWorkbench, a weekly resource for engaging the biblical story in a new way published by the Educational Center in Charlotte, NC. BibleWorkbench includes a series of open-ended questions focused on a reading in the Common Lectionary aimed at drawing readers into the story and making connections with the world around them and the world within. Also included are “Between the Lines” reflections, Parallel Readings from literature, poetry, and the news, and Critical Background on the text and its setting. For details and subscription information, go to www.educationalcenter.org.
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