Then said Jesus unto them,
Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
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Serm. 76: That in these women is contained a full figure of the Church is shewnhereby, that Christ convinces His disciples when in doubt concerning the Resurrection, and confirms them when in fear; and when He meets them He does not terrify them by His power, but prevents them with the ardour of love. And Christ in His Church salutes Himself, for He has taken it into His own Body.
Then Mary was not suffered to touch Him; now she has permission not only to touch, but to hold Him altogether; “they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.”.
Serm. 80: They held His feet to show that the head of Christ is the man, but that the woman is in Christ’s feet, and that it was given to them through Christ, not to go before, but to follow the man. Christ also repeats what the Angel had said, that what an Angel had made sure, Christ might make yet moresure.It follows, “Then saith Jesus unto them, Fear not.”.
He calls them “brethren” whom He has made akin to His own body; “brethren” whom the generous Heir has made His co-heirs; “brethren,” whom He has adopted to besons of His own Father.