‘”Do you believe this?” Jesus asked. If we go back to Mark’s gospel, it may surprise and sadden us to see how slow the disciples were to believe: “She [Mary Magdalene] went out and told those who had been with him , as they mourned and wept. But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it” (16:10-11). But are we also slow to believe? Surely that is the question Mark wanted us to ask ourselves whenever we read this.