The Rev. Linda Campbell
"He will stink" – his sisters said. "Open the tomb," Jesus said. "Come out," Jesus commanded.
For this, he needed his friends. "Unbind him," Jesus said. And his sisters and friends and companions went to work. Unwinding the cloth that masked their brother, not knowing what they might find, what work death may have already worked on his features, what decay may have already found it’s way into his flesh – they unbound him, in faith and in love – ready to accept whatever they found, whether he was beautiful or not, whether he stank of rot or not.
Title from Emily Dickenson