Tuesday March 29- Give Each Other a Break

Mark 16:2-3

Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb at the rising of the sun. They said among themselves, “Who will roll the stone away from the door of the tomb for us?”

The women come to the tomb. They are going to anoint Jesus for burial even though he doesn’t need it. They also need someone to roll away the big circular stone that blocks the entrance to the family tomb, but they have no idea who is going to do that. It’s not like you have a crowd of people hanging out in cemeteries.

But they go anyway.

The women are on a mission. Someone beloved dies, you have to do something. And you are not always thinking straight.

When our loved ones are dying or when they die, everything is not one neat package. We do things and say things that may not be too logical, may not be too sensitive, and we are not always thinking straight.

Let’s give each other a break.

Wide, wide boundaries of graciousness. We are all going to need it.


Putting actions in the best light, giving the benefit of doubt, this is what we want others to do for us. Do this for others.