Please see below for the full text of Pope Francis' homily:
After having listened to the word of God, this passage from the Gospel, I want to say three things. First, the announcement: the Lord is Risen. That proclamation, that from the tine of the early Christians they would greet each other this way: the Lord is risen! And the women that were there to anoint the Lord's body, they found themselves in front of a surprise. The surprise. The announcements of God are always a surprise, because ours is a God of surprises. So from the beginning of the history of salvation, from Abraham, who God tells to 'go, get up and go to the land I send you to,' there's always one surprise after another. God doesn't know how to make an announcement, a proclamation without surprising us. And that surprise moves you heart, it touches you. It happens when you don't expect it. It's a surprise from 'down low', it takes you off guard. God's announcement was a surprise.
The rush, the women ran, they went in a hurry to get to the tomb, to say 'we found this!' The surprises of God put us on the path, on the journey right away, without waiting. So they run to see, and Peter and John, they run. The shepherds, the night of Christmas when Jesus was born in Bethlehem, ran...the Samaritan woman runs to tell her people, 'this is new, I met a man who told me everything I have ever done!' These people run, they leave what they're doing. The housewife leaves the potatoes in the pot, and they'll be burned, but it's important to run, to see that surprise that announcement. Today this also happens to us in our neighborhoods, when something happens and people go to see it. People go with great haste. Andrew didn't waste time and he went to Peter to say: 'we found the Messiah!' The surprises, the good news, are always given like this, with great haste. But in the Gospel there is a person who takes their time, who doesn't want to take a risk, but the Lord is good, and he waits for him with great love. This is Thomas, who said 'I'll believe when I see his wounds.' The Lord is patient with those people who do not get up and leave with great haste.