555 Difficult Bible Questions Answered

243. Why Did Jesus After His Resurrection Say: "Touch Me Not"?

It was not a time for the old familiar greeting or handclaspings. He had not come to renew the former human associations with his followers. A great change had taken place. The crown of his life-work was not yet complete. He must show himself in his resurrected body to his disciples before he ascends to the Father. Mary evidently comprehended the significance of the change and went and told the disciples.