This Easter I became Mary Magdalene.
I signed up to participate in a creative tweeting assignment…tellling the Easter story in 140 characters at a time.
For my non-twitter-inclined friends (and confused facebookers) here’s how it went down:
@MMag: funny thing happened @ Bethany baptism today…a dove landed on that 1 guy and then…did any1 else hear that?? #weird
@MMag: SisMarth & I asked, “Teacher! Where u staying?” He goes, “Come & you will see.” #sowedid #becameBFFs
@MMag: SisMarth #memberthattime u were all “Make her help me!” & @Rabboni was all “Mary has chosen better?” #thatwasawesome
@MMag: Overheard Rabboni explain the widow’s 2 small coins > wealthy “make it rain” offering. #whatcanIgive?
@MMag: Seriously! I don’t have 2 coins to rub together.
@MMag: Looking…looking. All I really have of worth is this perfume…
@MMag: It was given to me when I was young & alive & pure. #re-gifter
@MMag: Everyone should get 2 hear Rabboni #onTour but my brother/ his pal @Lazarus is jacked up sick! #needhelpSTAT
@MMag: Two days=#nothing Four days= #toolate
@MMag: #angry #mourning #cantstopcrying
@MMag: SisMarth goes to meet him…I’m staying here.
@MMag: SisMarth says “He asks for you Sis” ITS.ABOUT.TIME
@MMag: He asks, “Where have you laid him?” We say, “Come and you will see.” #dejavu
@MMag: I can NOT believe my tear-streaked eyes… He lives! He lives! He commands us 2 take off the grave clothes and LET HIM GO
@MMag: FROM #overwhelminggrief TO #unbridledjoy
@MMag: I know just what to do with this perfume. #extremegratitude
@MMag: Maybe I should wait until Passover/Feast-o-flatbread #timingiseverything
@MMag: SisMarth says that the gang is eating tonight @LeperSimon’s #shouldIstayorshouldIgo
@MMag: What in the world would Jesus want with perfume? #secondthoughts
@MMag: They’ll think I’m crazy. #partycrasher #notaREALdisciple
@MMag: I’m going now. It’s the right thing. He deserves it. All of it.
@MMag: #notaword #onlyfragrance&tears #ignoringthehaters
@MMag: Heard what happened when Peter got HIS feet washed & by whom. #WOW #lastshallbefirst
@MMag: I don’t get it…in a little while we will see him no more? #confusing
@MMag: …and then after a little while we WILL see him? #huh?
@MMag: He says we will weep & mourn while world rejoices…then grief will turn to joy. #beenthere/donethat
@MMag: He prays out loud for those who will believe in him through our message #whodoesthat?
@MMag: Arrested? My Rabboni?? In the olive grove? Whatever for? #absurd #longnight
@MMag: CRUCIFIED? You have GOT to be kidding! #thiscantbehappening
@MMag: Oh, God. There he is. Right. In. The. Middle. #dontlook #cantlookaway
@MMag: I am with his mother. She’s not leaving. I’m not leaving either. #wearefamilynow
@MMag: MaryMom remembers his swaddling clothes as we watch @Arimathea_Joe wrap his body in strips of linen.
@MMag: We can smell Nicodemus’ spices from here. He spoke of his burial when I washed his feet just the other night.
@MMag: We watch @Arimathea_Joe put him in his own new tomb. Nicodemus helps roll the heavy stone.
@MMag: Sabbath day of rest. We can do nothing until after sundown
@MMag: #angry #mourning #cant.stop.crying #AGAIN
6am @MMag: Didn’t sleep a wink. Guess I’ll just take spices to the tomb since my perfume’s all gone.
630am @MMag: How are we supposed to get in there? We’ll figure something out.
7am @MMag: Good grief! Someone has moved the stone? But WHY?? #what.in.the.world.is.going.on
730am @MMag: From bad to WORSE. THE BODY IS GONE!
8am @MMag: I dropped the spices & ran as fast as I could. @Peter will not believe this #overwhelminggrief
830am @MMag: I was outside the tomb crying. Someone asked me why. #whydoyouthink
9am @MMag: “They have taken my Lord away. TELL ME WHERE HE IS.” #thought.it.was. the.gardener #hysterical
930am DM @MMag: “Mary.”
10am @MMag: I looked up… “Rabboni? TEACHER!?!”
1030am @MMag: FROM #overwhelminggrief TO #unbridledjoy AGAIN
11am @MMag: I can NOT believe my tear-streaked eyes… He lives! He lives!
1130am @MMag: He commands me to LET HIM GO #gotellthebrothers
12pm @MMag: As I run, I realize I am the disciple that Jesus loves! #trembling/filledwithjoy
1pm @MMag: My thoughts as I run=I am the apostle to the apostles! Sent by the master with a special message!
130pm @MMag: RunningThoughts= I am the first of many to spread the good news!
2pm @MMag: RunningThoughts HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED!
230pm @MMag: All out of breath, all I could say is “I…have seen…the LORD” They didn’t even look up.
3pm @MMag: They, like me, each had to see for themselves, individually.
330pm @MMag: He led us back towards home, blessed us, & gave us work to do
4pm @MMag: Oh, and one more thing…a promise…
430pm Rabboni: “Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”