The women get to the tomb and it is empty - surprise! Angels come, talk to them and explain - surprise! Peter goes to check it out and the women were right - SURPRISE!! The thing is that we know this, we've heard this Gospel reading how many times? What if we think about this from a different perspective (surprise!) and look at it from trying to prove what happened?
The movie "Risen" does just that. A Roman Centurion is charged with proving the Disciples stole the body. The problem is he, the Centurion, encounters the Risen Christ -- Surprise! It changes his whole outlook on life. The viewer is left wondering about the changes as he walks off "into the sunset."
So............. My question to/for you this week is where, or when, have you encountered the Risen Christ? How are you seeing, feeling, God's presence with you -- daily? The power of the Risen Christ, the Holy Spirit, is with us daily -- do you celebrate that? Daily? SURPRISE!
He IS risen!! He is risen, INDEED!