In Praise of the Carpenter's Son, a Teacher

One of the most remarkable episodes in the Gospels is John 20:11-16: But Mary was standing without at the tomb weeping: so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb; and she beholdeth two angels in white sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.  And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou?  She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.  When she had thus said, she turned herself back, and beholdeth Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou?  Whom seekest thou?  She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou hast borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.  Jesus saith unto her, Mary.  She turneth herself, and saith unto him in Hebrew, Rabboni; which is to say, Teacher. "Teacher."  That word, in any language, has a kind of magic,...(Read Full Article)

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