Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord."
Mary Magdalene, the first preacher in the Christian church. Sometimes called the Apostle to the Apostles.
When I went to the sunrise service this morning, hosted by four Methodist churches in the cemetery where I so often walk, I still had Mary Magdalene on my mind.
And then it turned out that all four pastors officiating at the service were women. Two African-American, one Korean, one WASP -- all women.
Their presence seemed particularly meaningful to me today.