Christ is Risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
In the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Saint Mark, one of our Lord’s disciples—not one of the Twelve, but a close follower of Jesus, whom after the resurrection was a close associate of Saints Paul and Peter—was in the Garden of Gethsemane. He was there at our Lord’s betrayal. He saw the whole thing—Judas’ kiss of betrayal, Peter’s sword to ear action—but he was a scaredy cat. And he is the only writer of a Gospel who records that when the guards seized Jesus that a “young man” wearing only a linen robe was also seized. But they grabbed his robe, and he ran away naked.