"But Mary stood weeping outside the
tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look
into the tomb; and she saw two angels in
white, sitting where the body of Jesus had
lain, one at the head and one at the feet.
They said to her, "Woman, why are you
weeping?" She said to them, "Because
they have taken away my Lord, and I do not
know where they have laid him." Saying
this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing,
but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus
said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?
Whom do you seek?" Supposing him to
be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir,
if you have carried him away, tell me where
you have laid him, and I will take him away."
Jesus said to her, "Mary." She
turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rab-boni!"
(which means Teacher)."1
After The Night
Tomb of Transformation
I'm lowered from conversion's cross,
And placed in transformation's tomb.
My self has suffered through its loss,
And now enters a darkened gloom.
In time, the stone of my dark night,
Is rolled away with all my grief.
Awaking to this strange new light,
My heart is changed beyond belief!
The rags of my old self are strewn;
Perception's head cloth's rolled away:
From self's midnight to Love's high
My eyes are opened to His way!
A new creation is His goal:
To be reborn into His light.
He frees the heart and lifts the soul
We rise again after the night!
(c) Paul Buis, 2000
1. John 20:11-16