Yet in Jesus’ mortal life, those who were most loyal to Him were women.
They kept their distance in respect for His naked shame, but they stayed with Him at the cross.
They kept vigil at the tomb.
They went to the tomb early in the morning after Sabbath, with the specific intention of anointing His body.
They were the first witnesses with the newborn gospel of the empty tomb.
They joined in constant prayer after His ascension.
They truly followed Him “to the gallows-foot, and after!”
We of the male persuasion could learn a lot from their fealty.
On this day we celebrate His rising, we could stand to rise to their example.