It is in following Jesus that we find him, says the Revd John Proctor, General Secretary for the United Reformed Church, in his Easter Day reflection.
The ending of Mark’s Gospel is abrupt. It stops too soon. Of course, that depends on how the Gospel does end. But if you stop at verse eight, this does seem too early. Jesus is off stage. He has vanished.
Certainly, the scenery speaks. The grave is empty. The stone is rolled back. The place where he lay is vacant. The silence of morning shouts loud for life. But Jesus is in the wings, on the edge, out of the picture, ‘not here’.