“Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7But go, tell his disciples an...d Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” 8And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.”
In retrospect it’s rather humorous, really. The women react like the little child to whom you say, “Don’t, …” Then they go and do exactly the last part. The, “don’t,” gets their attention, but all they remember are the last words, which become the action words.
So the angel has gotten the women’s attention and they proceed to be greatly alarmed. It will take Jesus in the flesh to calm their fears. And He will surely oblige, just as He said He would—in Galilee for the women and the disciples, in the Sacrament for us.
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