Mary went and announced to the disciples,
“I have seen the Lord,”
and then reported what he had told her.
—John 20:18, from today’s Gospel

These first days of Easter are told to us through Mary of Magdala’s eyes — finding the tomb empty, meeting the risen Christ, and especially, being commissioned, as “apostle to the apostles” to announce the resurrection to the rest of the disciples.

Meeting with the risen Jesus results in being missioned — how am I, in these days of Easter, missioned to announce the Good News of Jesus’ Resurrection by my words and actions?