Following the Luke 24 text for Easter, we know the story. A group of women go to Jesus' tomb, the stone was rolled away, the women found no corpse. Two men in gleaming white clothes challenge them: "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you ...?"
The women returned to the disciples and told them what they had seen and heard, but their account was dismissed as nonsense.
Yet Peter runs to the tomb, but it says: "He went away, wondering to himself what had happened."
This is a lousy way to tell the triumphant story of Jesus' resurrection, which by the way, is an amazing stew of inconclusiveness in all four gospels. Surely the story should have one of the male disciples claiming, "He is risen! It is the resurrection!" making the whole point of the account, but that never ever happens - four times! This story was clearly not designed to reach its conclusion, rather it never reaches the conclusion for which it was designed! This story clearly reflects the most original account because no one in their right mind would create these accounts to proclaim the resurrection!
But the resurrection is not about Jesus bringing an afterlife for all the good people. (I know that's the version you like; sorry.) Jesus never suggested any such thing; our traditions have corrupted the message and watered down/erased its power that should inspire both awe and fear for us all. Find out what that is all about in the sermon video below.