In the Gospels, we have various accounts of the risen Jesus appearing, to:
- The women at the tomb: Matthew 28:1â€“8; Mark 16:1â€“8; Luke 24:1â€“12; John 20:1â€“13
- The women: Matthew 28:9â€“10; Mark 16:9â€“11; Luke 24:10â€“11; John 20:14â€“18
- The disciples on the road to Emmaus: Mark 16:12â€“13; Luke 24:13â€“35
- The disciples, minus Thomas: Luke 24:36â€“43; John 20:19â€“23
- The disciples, including Thomas: John 20:24â€“29
- The eleven, while they sit at the table: Mark 16:14â€“18
- The eleven on a mountain in Galilee: Matthew 28:16â€“20
- The disciples by the Sea of Tiberias: John 21:1â€“14
I encourage you to visit at least a couple of these Gospel scenes this week in your prayer.
You might ask:
- If I were a follower of Jesus, how would I feel after his crucifixion and death?
- Where would my hope be, now that he’s gone?
- What would it take for me to believe that he is risen?
- Where would he most likely appear to me, and what would he say?
This post is a part of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure, Week 8.